57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Wounded Knee
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 5 nights
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Keystone
— 7 nights
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Devils Tower
— 3 nights
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Casper
— 6 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 8 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 5 nights
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Brookings
— 15 nights

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 4th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip itinerary maker.

Bentonville to Kansas City is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In September in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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Highlights from your plan
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Omaha itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Omaha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Omaha when traveling from Kansas City in September, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 7th (Mon), stroll around Falls Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and then make a trip to Corn Palace.

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You can drive from Omaha to Sioux Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Omaha in September, plan for little chillier days in Sioux Falls, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wounded Knee.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

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Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee ©
Wounded Knee is a census-designated place in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Wounded Knee Massacre Monument.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wounded Knee vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Wounded Knee in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wounded Knee, with lows of 48°F. You'll set off for Badlands National Park on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Wounded Knee

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument ©
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

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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.
Family-friendly places like Loop Road and Badlands Wall will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Badlands National Park to Interior to see Hurley Butte Horseback Riding about 40 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, hike along Notch Trail, identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and explore the striking landscape of Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Wounded Knee to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

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Keystone

Keystone ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park), Custer (Sylvan Lake, Wildlife Loop Road, &more) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Rush Mountain Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Keystone, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Devils Tower.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and then look for gifts at Devils Tower Trading Post.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Devils Tower sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Keystone to Devils Tower in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Crook County Museum ©
Crook County Museum
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery

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Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and Garden Creek Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Casper: Guernsey (Register Cliffs & Oregon Trail Ruts), Buffalo (US Highway 16 & Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum) and Independence Rock State Historic Site (in Alcova). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. There's still lots to do: trek along Platte River Trails, see the interesting displays at Tate Geological Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Morad Park, and take an in-depth tour of The Bishop House.

Start your trip to Casper by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Casper in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Devils Tower in September, Casper is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Casper

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fort Laramie National Historic Site ©
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center ©
Platte River Trails ©
Platte River Trails

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kids will enjoy Temple Square and Natural History Museum of Utah. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Nice Sky Adventures Paragliding & Hang Gliding (in Draper), Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, Park City Mountain Resort, &more) and Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, admire the striking features of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and examine the collection at Church History Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Casper to Salt Lake City. In October, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Casper - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Provo Canyon Adventures ©
Provo Canyon Adventures
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Venture out of the city with trips to Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua), Colliding Rivers Viewpoint (in Glide) and Mill Creek Falls (in Prospect). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, take in the dramatic scenery at Plaikni Falls, trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Crater Lake National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Crater Lake National Park. In October, daytime highs in Crater Lake National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak

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Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Redwood Rides and Harris Beach State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brookings: Cave Junction (Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve & Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area), Ophir Beach (in Ophir) and Gold Beach (Prehistoric Gardens, Geisel Monument State Heritage Site, &more). The adventure continues: cruise along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myers Creek Beach, kick back and relax at Lone Ranch Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at McVay Rock State Recreation Site.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Brookings trip itinerary site.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Brookings in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Brookings, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 50°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Redwood Rides ©
Redwood Rides
Ophir Beach ©
Ophir Beach
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach