38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Marysville
Drive:  8​h
1
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Crazy Horse
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Sturgis
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bottineau
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Minot
— 17 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
End: Marysville

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park, let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, then learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, and finally learn about winemaking at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Mission, then trek along Kootenai Creek Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Missoula trip planner .

Marysville to Missoula is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Marysville to Missoula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marysville in August: highs in Missoula hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Stevensville
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike) ©
St. Mary's Mission ©
St. Mary's Mission
Silver Park ©
Silver Park

1
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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Cunningham Cabin, identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend, then make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, make a trip to Wild By Nature Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, and finally take in the views from Snake River Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole road trip website .

You can fly from Missoula to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Missoula in August: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill State Park, then admire the sheer force of The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, then learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Cody Mural and Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Dead Indian Summit Overlook.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cody online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cody when traveling from Jackson Hole in August, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Cody

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill State Park ©
Buffalo Bill State Park
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir ©
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir

3
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Needles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Crazy Horse trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cody to Crazy Horse in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Crazy Horse, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

South Dakota
Highlights from your plan
Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak
The Needles ©
The Needles

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nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Let the collections at Black Hills Mining Museum and High Plains Heritage Center Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and Rankin Ridge Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap), Bridal Veil Falls (in Spearfish) and Dakota Shivers Brewing (in Lead). There's more to do: trek along Little Devil's Tower Trail and look for gifts at Goodtyme Photo.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Minot to Keystone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Minot to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lead, Spearfish, Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, Windcross Conservancy, Little Devil's Tower Trail
Highlights from your plan
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Wonderland Caves, do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, and then stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Petrified Forest of the Black Hills-Elk Creek Resort, then admire the majestic nature at Bear Butte State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Old Fort Meade Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sturgis itinerary planner.

Getting from Keystone to Sturgis by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Keystone to Sturgis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Sturgis can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Sturgis

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bear Butte State Park, Wonderland Caves, Petrified Forest of the Black Hills-Elk Creek Resort
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland Caves ©
Wonderland Caves
Old Fort Meade Museum ©
Old Fort Meade Museum

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Roughlock Falls Nature Area, and finally contemplate the long history of Vore Buffalo Jump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, then head outdoors with Devil Bathtub South Dakota, and then have a few drinks at Dakota Shivers Brewing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Deadwood trip itinerary maker .

Deadwood is just a stone's throw from Sturgis. In August, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Savoy, Spearfish, Dakota Shivers Brewing, Vore Buffalo Jump
Highlights from your plan
Vore Buffalo Jump
Vore Buffalo Jump
Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Spearfish Falls ©
Spearfish Falls

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nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at North Dakota State Railroad Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Cross Ranch State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Sakakawea Statue, then get to know the fascinating history of Dinosaurs of the Prairie, and then immerse yourself in nature at Beaver Lake State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck route maker .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Bismarck takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bottineau.

Things to do in Bismarck

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandan, Beaver Lake State Park, Dinosaurs of the Prairie, Cross Ranch State Park, The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Beaver Lake State Park ©
Beaver Lake State Park
Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park

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nights
Bottineau

Bottineau ©
Bottineau is a city in Bottineau County, North Dakota, United States. For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bottineau online holiday planner .

Drive from Bismarck to Bottineau in 3 hours. Traveling from Bismarck in August, expect nights in Bottineau to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. On the 29th (Thu), you're off toMinot.

Things to do in Bottineau

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino
Highlights from your plan
Lake Metigoshe State Park ©
Lake Metigoshe State Park

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nights
Minot

Minot ©
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Get outdoors at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Lewis and Clark State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scandinavian Heritage Park and Paul Broste Rock Museum. Explore Minot's surroundings by going to Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer), Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison) and New Town (Earl Bunyan, Four Bears Bridge, & more). Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at North Dakota State Fair Center. The adventure continues: cruise along Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, examine the collection at Railroad Museum & Magic City Express, admire the masterpieces at Taube Museum of Art, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Minot trip planning website .

You can drive from Bottineau to Minot in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Minot

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Town, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lake Sakakawea State Park, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, Lewis and Clark State Park
Highlights from your plan
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge ©
Paul Broste Rock Museum ©
Paul Broste Rock Museum