36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Paul
bus:  2​h 30​min
1
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bemidji
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Saint Cloud
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mitchell
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Evanston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
12
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Fairlawn Mansion & Museum, S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Canal Park and Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. Appreciate the collections at Bayfield Maritime Museum and Stone's Throw Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Houghton Falls Nature Preserve (in Washburn) and Two Harbors (Superior Hiking Trail & Gooseberry Falls State Park). Fill the 2nd (Fri) with the natural beauty at Jay Cooke State Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Amnicon Falls State Park and look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth trip planning app .

Saint Paul to Duluth is an approximately 2.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from Saint Paul in July, things will get little chillier in Duluth: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Bayfield, Jay Cooke State Park, Houghton Falls Nature Preserve, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Houghton Falls Nature Preserve ©
Houghton Falls Nature Preserve
Jay Cooke State Park ©
Jay Cooke State Park

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Boundary Waters Guide Service Day Tours. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the top attractions with Boundary Waters Guide Service Day Tours and then see the interesting displays at North American Bear Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, hike along Bass Lake Trail, and then take in the exciting artwork at Brandenburg Gallery.

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Saint Paul to Ely is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Paul in July, expect Ely to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Bass Lake Trail ©
Bass Lake Trail

2
nights
Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. You've now added Sculpture Walk to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hike along Rabideau CCC camp, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sculpture Walk, and then pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at La Salle Lake State Recreation Area and then admire the majestic nature at Itasca State Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bemidji online attractions planner .

Getting from Ely to Bemidji by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Bemidji sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Bemidji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area, Rabideau CCC camp, Itasca State Park
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©

3
nights
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Meeker County Historical Society Museum & G.A.R. Hall, take an in-depth tour of Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, then examine the collection at Minnesota Military Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Cloud day trip site .

Traveling by car from Bemidji to Saint Cloud takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Little Falls, Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Thomsen's Greenhouse, The Meeker County Historical Society Museum & G.A.R. Hall
Highlights from your plan
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge ©
Minnesota Military Museum ©
Minnesota Military Museum

4
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes End-O-Line Railroad Park And Museum, Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center and Butterfly House & Aquarium. Visiting Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and Devil's Gulch will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pipestone National Monument and Winnewissa Falls. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls driving holiday planning site .

Saint Paul to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pipestone, End-O-Line Railroad Park And Museum, Devil's Gulch, Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum ©
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

2
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial as well as Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, then learn about all things military at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mitchell sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mitchell are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

De Smet
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
George and Eleanor McGovern Library ©

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jewel Cave National Monument, Deadwood Model Train, Crazy Horse Memorial, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Rapid City and Art Alley. Get in touch with nature at Bear Country USA and Main Street Square. Change things up with a short trip to Mineral Palace Casino in Deadwood (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mitchell to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mitchell to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadwood, Jewel Cave National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries ©
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): play a few rounds at Buffalo Golf Club and then cruise along US Highway 16. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Buffalo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Buffalo takes 3 hours. August in Buffalo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Buffalo

Outdoors Golf Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum ©
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum ©
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum
Buffalo Golf Club ©
Buffalo Golf Club

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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.
Tower Fall has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Gibbon Falls and Artists’ Paintpots. Discover out-of-the-way places like S Rim Trail and Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Cooke City Montana Museum (in Cooke City) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Gardiner). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buffalo to Yellowstone National Park. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Buffalo - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moose.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cooke City Montana Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
River Rafting & Tubing
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

2
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jenny Lake Overlook, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and String Lake. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, explore the striking landscape of String Lake, then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jenny Lake Overlook. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moose online trip maker .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Moose in 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Moose, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Evanston.

Things to do in Moose

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District
String Lake ©
String Lake

1
night
Evanston

Evanston ©
Evanston is a city in and the county seat of Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Roundhouse and Railyards and then immerse yourself in nature at Bear River State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Evanston day trip website .

Traveling by car from Moose to Evanston takes 4 hours. Traveling from Moose in August, Evanston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Provo.

Things to do in Evanston

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bear River State Park ©
Bear River State Park

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, then delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kanab trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Evanston to Kanab. When traveling from Evanston in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kanab: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave
Denny's Wigwam ©
Denny's Wigwam