31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
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Custer
— 7 nights
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Lead
— 6 nights
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Sturgis
— 3 nights
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Dodge City
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Chapel of the Sacred Heart (in Moose). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Houston to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Houston to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

7
nights
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Red Cloud Heritage Center (in Pine Ridge), Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park) and Oglala Lakota College Historical Center (in Kyle). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, and explore and take pictures at Needles Highway.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Custer route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Custer at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Lead.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

6
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Lead

Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Vore Buffalo Jump (in Beulah), Sundance (Warren Peak Lookout Tower & Cement Ridge Lookout) and Devils Tower (Wind Circles, Devils Tower National Monument, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, examine the collection at Black Hills Mining Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, and admire the verdant scenery at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lead online trip planner.

Getting from Custer to Lead by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sturgis.

Things to do in Lead

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Crook County Museum (in Sundance) and Belle Fourche (Tri-State Museum, Center of the Nation Monument, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Black Hill National Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Bear Butte State Park, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sturgis online day trip planner.

Sturgis is just a stone's throw from Lead. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Dodge City

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dodge City: Sternberg Museum of Natural History (in Hays), Garden City (Parrot Cove Indoor Waterpark & Finney County Historical Museum) and Fort Larned National Historic Site (in Larned). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum, contemplate the long history of Home of Stone, and examine the collection at Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dodge City online trip builder.

Getting from Sturgis to Dodge City by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sturgis in July, with highs in Dodge City at 91°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.