6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Madison
— 1 night
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Chicago

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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park day trip tool.

McCall to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. In September in Grand Teton National Park, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rapid City travel tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. You will leave for Sioux Falls on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral and then trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Sioux Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Madison.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Trails · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol and then take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madison road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sioux Falls to Madison takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Madison

Parks

Side Trip

Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip site.

Traveling by flight from Madison to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madison in September, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.