26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Drive:  6​h
1
Moline
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Waterloo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Walnut Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Keystone
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Deer Lodge
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
12
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
End: Dayton

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Moline

Moline
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Plan my Moline trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Dayton to Moline is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to Moline is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Waterloo.

Things to do in Moline

Parks Museums Historic Sites

1
night
Waterloo

Waterloo
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Waterloo trip maker website .

You can drive from Moline to Waterloo in 2.5 hours. June in Waterloo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll set off for Walnut Grove on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Waterloo

Parks Museums Nature

1
night
Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove ©
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ingalls' Homestead and then steep yourself in history at Sod House on the Prairie.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Walnut Grove online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Waterloo to Walnut Grove by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Walnut Grove are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to De Smet.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sod House on the Prairie
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Sod House on the Prairie ©
Sod House on the Prairie

1
night
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the De Smet journey planner .

Drive from Walnut Grove to De Smet in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Keystone.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Custer State Park and Needles Eye Tunnel. Step out of Keystone to go to Custer and see Sylvan Lake, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Keystone trip builder tool .

You can drive from De Smet to Keystone in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from De Smet to Keystone. In July, Keystone is slightly colder than De Smet - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Medora.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Custer
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Theodore Roosevelt National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Lewis and Clark Trail Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Medora journey planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Medora takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Medora, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lewis and Clark Trail Museum
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Lewis and Clark Trail Museum ©
Lewis and Clark Trail Museum

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): hike along Highline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Medora to Glacier National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Medora in July, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Deer Lodge.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook

4
nights
Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge ©
Deer Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Powell County, Montana, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Lost Creek State Park and Anaconda Pintler Wilderness. Explore hidden gems such as Old Montana Prison Complex and Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deer Lodge: Ohrmann Museum & Gallery (in Drummond) and Philipsburg (Montana Gems of Philipsburg, Granite County Museum, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grant-Kohrs Ranch, see the interesting displays at Yesterday's Playthings, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Garnet.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Deer Lodge trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Deer Lodge. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Deer Lodge

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Philipsburg, Montana, Ohrmann Museum & Gallery, Lost Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Montana Prison Complex ©
Old Montana Prison Complex
Grant-Kohrs Ranch ©
Grant-Kohrs Ranch
Lost Creek State Park ©
Lost Creek State Park

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then stroll through Artist Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along North Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Deer Lodge to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Deer Lodge in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 Colter Bay Village. Get some historical perspective at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Get in touch with nature at Cascade Canyon and Blacktail Ponds Overlook. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, and take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park journey planning site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fern Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rocky Mountain National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Teton National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 91°F and lows are around 59°F. You'll set off for Kansas City on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, walk around Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, then examine the collection at Bingham Waggoner Estate, then engage your brain at Museum of Illusions, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City journey builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Kansas City in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bingham Waggoner Estate
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Union Station ©
Union Station

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