6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner
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Badlands National Park
— 1 day
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Dickinson
— 1 night
Drive
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park — 1 day

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 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park road trip planning tool.

San Luis Obispo to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in April: high temperatures in Badlands National Park hover around 58°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dickinson.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Dickinson — 1 night

Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Dakota Dinosaur Museum, see the interesting displays at Dickinson Museum Center, and then stroll through Patterson Lake Recreational Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dickinson journey planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Dickinson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Badlands National Park in April, you will find days in Dickinson are little chillier (52°F), and nights are about the same (26°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Devils Tower.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Devils Tower — 1 night

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Hulett Museum, then make a trip to Tower Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Devils Tower online travel planner.

Getting from Dickinson to Devils Tower by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Dickinson in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Devils Tower, with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wind Cave National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Wind Cave National Park — 1 night

Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Wind Cave National Park, explore and take pictures at Needles Highway, and then stroll through Windcross Conservancy.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wind Cave National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from Devils Tower to Wind Cave National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In April, Wind Cave National Park is a bit cooler than Devils Tower - with highs of 50°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Rapid City — 2 nights

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 16th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA and then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Rapid City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wind Cave National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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United States travel guide

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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.
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