36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Austin
— 4 nights
2
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
3
Custer
— 3 nights
4
Devils Tower
— 1 night
5
Cody
— 4 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 12 nights
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
8
Stanley
— 1 night
9
Athol
— 2 nights

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SeaWorld and Barton Springs Pool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: San Antonio (Natural Bridge Caverns, Friedrich Wilderness Park, &more) and Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Austin. In August, daytime highs in Austin are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Austin

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San Antonio, Barn Pottery
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

3
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Loop Road and Badlands Wall. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Conata Basin Overlook, get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and hike along Door Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip tool.

Fly from Austin to Badlands National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Badlands National Park to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Custer.

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Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Family-friendly places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Iron Mountain Road will thrill your kids. Step out of Custer to go to Keystone and see Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Custer trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in August: high temperatures in Custer hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Elk Peak
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Devils Tower trip planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Devils Tower takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cody.

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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

4
nights
Cody

Cody ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Cody Dug Up Gun Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, see Off-Road Tours, get great views at Dead Indian Summit Overlook, and admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cody planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Cody, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

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Beartooth Hwy, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Chief Joseph Hwy
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Shoshone National Forest ©
Shoshone National Forest
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

12
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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, trek along Jenny Lake Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and explore the striking landscape of String Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Redfish Lake, thentake an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Stanley in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, plan for little chillier nights in Stanley, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athol.

Things to do in Stanley

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Stanley Museum ©
Stanley Museum

2
nights
Athol

Athol ©
Athol is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 25th (Fri), cool off at Silverwood Theme Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athol day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stanley to Athol. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stanley to Athol due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stanley in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Athol. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athol

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park
Farragut State Park ©
Farragut State Park

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