37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Sioux Falls
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De Smet
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Mitchell
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Interior
— 4 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Wind Cave National Park
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
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Deadwood
— 3 nights
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Devils Tower
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Yellowstone National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
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Grand Teton National Park
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Sioux Falls

— 3 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Your day by day itinerary now includes Devil's Gulch. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hike along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Arrowhead Park, then head outdoors with The Outdoor Campus, then see the interesting displays at Sioux Empire Medical Museum, and finally stroll through The Blood Run Nature Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip builder website.

Saint Louis to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in May, expect Sioux Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

De Smet

— 1 day
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and then contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our De Smet online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to De Smet takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in De Smet are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites

Mitchell

— 3 nights
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Akta Lakota Museum and Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dignity and Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Mitchell: De Smet Depot Museum (in De Smet) and Old West Trading Post (in Oacoma). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle and brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mitchell online route maker.

Drive from De Smet to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mitchell can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Interior.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Interior

— 4 nights
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Visit Prairie Homestead and South Dakota's Original 1880 Town for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pioneer Auto Museum and Badlands Petrified Gardens. When in Interior, make a side trip to see Oglala Lakota College Historical Center in Kyle, approximately Kyle away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on Hurley Butte Horseback Riding and look for gifts at Badlands Trading Post.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Interior route planner.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Interior takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Interior due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Interior when traveling from Mitchell in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Sun), stroll through Roberts Prairie Dog Town, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Interior to Badlands National Park takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Wind Cave National Park

— 1 night
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Windcross Conservancy, and finally hike along Elk Mountain Nature Trail.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Wind Cave National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. In June, Wind Cave National Park is slightly colder than Badlands National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Custer State Park. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake, and finally take a memorable drive along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the activities along Stockade Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Custer sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Custer in an hour. In June in Custer, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 11th (Fri), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally trek along Presidential Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Keystone Historical Museum, go deep underground at Dakota Stone Rock Shop, then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

Find out how to plan Keystone trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Custer to Keystone takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the activities along Pactola Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, and then stroll around Canyon Lake Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, see the interesting displays at Ellsworth Air Force Base, then examine the collection at Motion Unlimited Museum, then look for gifts at Pawnseum, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City journey site.

Rapid City is very close to Keystone. Traveling from Keystone in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 3 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adams House and Bridal Veil Falls. Get some historical perspective at Mount Moriah Cemetery and Historic Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Deadwood to Savoy to see Roughlock Falls Nature Area about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Bear Butte State Park, stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery, and take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Deadwood trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rapid City to Deadwood in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Deadwood, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Devils Tower

— 2 nights
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at West Texas Trail Museum, make a trip to Tower Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Wind Circles.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Devils Tower trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Devils Tower takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Devils Tower. In June in Devils Tower, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, then trek along Observation Point Trail, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road and then take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planning website.

You can fly from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Devils Tower in June, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at McDonald Creek and Cracker Lake Hike. Escape the urban bustle at Iceberg Lake Trail and Virginia Falls. There's lots more to do: hike along Granite Park Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 45°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 4 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Teton Raptor Center. National Museum of Wildlife Art and The Brookover Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Teton Pass, grab your bike and head to Game Creek Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Rendezvous Mountain, and take an exotic tour of Backcountry Safaris.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip maker website.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Jackson Hole in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jackson Hole when traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.