5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Rapid City
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Chicago O'Hare, Bus to Lehigh/Glenview Metra Station, Train to Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Train to Chicago Union Station, Fly to Cleveland
— 1 night


Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rapid City online tour planner.

Washington DC to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Rapid City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rapid City in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 26th (Wed), make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells tour planning website.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Yellowstone National Park to Wisconsin Dells in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Wisconsin Dells, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Theme Parks


— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cleveland route builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Wisconsin Dells to Cleveland takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in August, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Pasadena.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games


Pasadena is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pasadena trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Pasadena takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Pasadena are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Shopping

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.