40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Warm Springs
Drive:  6​h
1
Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Dundee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Iron River
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Mullan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Deer Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Casper
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
15
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
17
Niobrara
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
18
West Des Moines
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
19
Bloomington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
20
Union
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Warm Springs

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Cambridge is a city in and the county seat of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. Salt Fork State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at David Warther Carvings. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Salt Fork State Park, admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Cambridge Glass, and then browse for treasures at Penny Court Antiques.

Planning Cambridge trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Warm Springs to Cambridge is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Warm Springs in August: highs in Cambridge hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dundee.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

David Warther Carvings
Highlights from your plan
Salt Fork State Park ©
Salt Fork State Park
David Warther Carvings ©
David Warther Carvings
The National Museum of Cambridge Glass ©

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Dundee

Dundee ©
Dundee is a village in Monroe County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cabela's.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dundee road trip website .

Getting from Cambridge to Dundee by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Dundee

Shopping
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Cabela's ©
Cabela's

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Wilderness State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dundee to Mackinaw City. When traveling from Dundee in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinaw City: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 59°F at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iron River.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Wilderness State Park
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Wilderness State Park ©
Wilderness State Park
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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night
Iron River

Iron River
Iron River is a city in Iron County in the U.S. For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Iron River trip planner.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Iron River in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mackinaw City to Iron River. Traveling from Mackinaw City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Iron River. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Iron River

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. Mesabi Trail has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Rapids trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Iron River to Grand Rapids takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesabi Trail, Iron Man Statue
Highlights from your plan
Forest History Center ©
Forest History Center

1
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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo route maker site .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Fargo takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Rapids in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fargo: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip planner .

Getting from Fargo to Theodore Roosevelt National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Traveling from Fargo in September, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Falls.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail

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Great Falls

Great Falls
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls route maker site .

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Great Falls in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Grinnell Glacier and McDonald Creek. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cracker Lake Hike and Baring Falls. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mullan.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Cracker Lake Hike ©
Cracker Lake Hike

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Mullan

Mullan ©
Mullan is a city in Shoshone County in the northern part of the U.S. For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mullan travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Mullan with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Mullan. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mullan, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 43°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Deer Lodge.

Things to do in Mullan

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail ©
Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

1
night
Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge
Deer Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Powell County, Montana, United States. Plan my day in Deer Lodge using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Mullan to Deer Lodge in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mullan to Deer Lodge due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mullan in September, you will find days in Deer Lodge are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are slightly colder (38°F). You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Deer Lodge

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gibbon Falls and Firehole Lake Drive. S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and admire the sheer force of Tower Fall.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route maker website .

Explore your travel options from Deer Lodge to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Deer Lodge in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as String Lake and Amphitheater Lake. Visiting Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and Hidden Falls will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and admire the verdant scenery at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 3 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 68°F by day to 38°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Casper.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
String Lake ©
String Lake
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Jackson Lake Overlook ©
Jackson Lake Overlook

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Casper

Casper
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Casper trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Casper with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, with highs in Casper at 76°F and lows at 44°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Custer.

Things to do in Casper

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Custer

Custer ©
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 Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Windcross Conservancy and Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sylvan Lake and Four Mile Old West Town. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Bicycle Sculpture.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Custer trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Casper to Custer in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Casper in September, expect nights in Custer to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicycle Sculpture, Windcross Conservancy, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minuteman Missile National Historic Site as well as Delta-09 Missile Silo. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Panorama Point Overlook, then trek along Castle Trail, then trek along Saddle Pass Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Custer to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in September, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Niobrara.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Delta-09 Missile Silo, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

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Niobrara

Niobrara ©
Niobrara is a village in Knox County, Nebraska, United States. To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Niobrara tour planner .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Niobrara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Niobrara. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Badlands National Park in September since evenings lows in Niobrara dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for West Des Moines.

Things to do in Niobrara

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gavin's Point Dam, Neligh Mills
Highlights from your plan
Niobrara State Park ©
Niobrara State Park

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West Des Moines

West Des Moines ©
West Des Moines is a city in Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties in the US state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit and then walk around Raccoon River Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our West Des Moines sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Niobrara to West Des Moines in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daily temperatures in West Des Moines can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in West Des Moines

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit
Highlights from your plan
Raccoon River Park ©
Raccoon River Park
Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit ©
Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. On the 29th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Miller Park Zoo and then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from West Des Moines to Bloomington with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Union.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery ©
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Miller Park Zoo ©
Miller Park Zoo

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Union

Union ©
Union is a home rule-class city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Ohio County Historical Society Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Boone County Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): try to win big at Rising Star Casino and then get outside with England idlewild park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Union trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Union takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bloomington to Union. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Union

Outdoors Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Burlington, Rising Sun, Boone County Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
England idlewild park ©
England idlewild park
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site ©
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Ohio County Historical Society Museum ©

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