29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Kalamazoo
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Whitefish Bay
— 1 night
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Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Custer
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Morrison
— 1 night
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Kalamazoo

— 5 nights
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gilmore Car Museum and Air Zoo. Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalamazoo: Holland (Holland State Park Beach, Saugatuck Dunes State Park, &more), South Bend (Studebaker National Museum & Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes) and Coghlin Park (in Saugatuck). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, deepen your understanding at Law Quadrangle, take an in-depth tour of Kruse Museums, and take in nature's colorful creations at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kalamazoo vacation planner.

Detroit to Kalamazoo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. May in Kalamazoo sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Art Institute of Chicago and Milwaukee Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica of St. Josaphat (in Milwaukee), Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville) and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum (in Pontiac). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship, admire the striking features of Tribune Tower, hike along Geneva Lake Shore Path, and explore the world behind art at Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kalamazoo to Chicago in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Whitefish Bay.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Whitefish Bay

— 1 night
Whitefish Bay is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 4th (Sat), stroll through Atwater Park & Beach, identify plant and animal life at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and then walk around Klode Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish Bay trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Whitefish Bay takes 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Whitefish Bay hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitefish Bay to Badlands National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Whitefish Bay to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Whitefish Bay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip planning site.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Deadwood by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, you will find days in Deadwood are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Black Hills National Forest. Visiting Needles Eye Tunnel and Wind Cave National Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Presidential Trail (in Keystone) and Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park). There's still lots to do: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Custer day trip planning website.

Getting from Deadwood to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Custer is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Custer to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 35°F in West Yellowstone. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Geyser Basin and Norris Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Morrison.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Morrison

— 1 night
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Morrison trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Morrison takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Morrison, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 56°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Morrison

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.