23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Minneapolis
— 9 nights
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Mandan
— 1 night
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Medora
— 1 night
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 1 night
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Hardin
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Big Horn
— 2 nights
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. You've now added Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Des Moines trip tool.

Carlisle to Des Moines is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Carlisle to Des Moines due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Minneapolis

— 9 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis online journey planner.

You can fly from Des Moines to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Des Moines, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Minneapolis, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Mandan.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Mandan

— 1 night
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. On the 14th (Mon), have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mandan online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Mandan takes 6.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Minneapolis in June since evenings lows in Mandan dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Mandan

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You've now added Medora Musical to your itinerary. On the 15th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of North Unit and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Medora Musical.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Medora vacation maker website.

You can drive from Mandan to Medora in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

— 1 night
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): trot along with Medora Riding Stables and then explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip itinerary planner.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is just a short distance from Medora. In June in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hardin

Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pompeys Pillar National Monument as well as Little Bighorn Battlefield. On the 17th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument and then witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hardin trip builder website.

Drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Hardin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, Hardin is much colder than Theodore Roosevelt National Park - with highs of 8°F and lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Big Horn.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Big Horn

— 2 nights
Big Horn is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Big Horn day trip site.

You can drive from Hardin to Big Horn in 1.5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Hardin in June, with highs in Big Horn at 79°F and lows at 48°F. You'll set off for Big Sky on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Big Horn

Museums

Big Sky

— 2 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Step out of Big Sky to go to Yellowstone National Park and see Roosevelt Arch, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Ousel Falls Trail, hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Big Sky trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Big Horn to Big Sky takes 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Big Horn in June, with highs in Big Sky at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then stop by Cowtown Candy Company, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cody: highs are around 75°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes String Lake as well as Jenny Lake Trail. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Jenny Lake Trail, then explore the striking landscape of String Lake, and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Cody to Grand Teton National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Cody in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.