60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to Airport Terminal B, Fly to Daytona Beach
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Daytona Beach
— 7 nights
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Dallas
— 7 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 5 nights
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Rapid City
— 7 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 6 nights
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Hill City
— 4 nights
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Deadwood
— 3 nights
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Medora
— 5 nights
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Bismarck
— 5 nights
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Dayton
— 7 nights
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Daytona Beach — 7 nights

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daytona Beach: St. Augustine (St. George Street, St. Augustine Wild Reserve, &more), St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach) and DeLand (Stetson University & Blue Heron River Tours Inc). There's lots more to do: get your bearings at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, ride a horse along Equestrian Adventures of Florida, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Science Center.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Daytona Beach trip planner.

New York City to Daytona Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Daytona Beach, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 7 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: North Texas Lake Charters (in Denton), Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more) and North Richland Hills Centre (in North Richland Hills). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, contemplate the waterfront views at White Rock Lake Park, and admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas vacation maker.

You can fly from Daytona Beach to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Badlands National Park to Interior to see Hurley Butte Horseback Riding about 40 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, and make a trip to Pinnacles Overlook.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Badlands National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Badlands National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 7 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Take a break from Rapid City with a short trip to Wall Drug in Wall, about 52 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Bear Country USA, learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, and get in on the family fun at Ranch Amusement Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City tour planning app.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Rapid City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Keystone.
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Keystone — 3 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, look for gifts at Goodtyme Photo, and trek along Presidential Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Keystone online travel planner.

Keystone is just a short distance from Rapid City. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in August; daily highs in Keystone reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Custer.
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Custer — 6 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap) and The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Custer trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Keystone to Custer in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hill City.
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Hill City — 4 nights

Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Hill City is known for wineries, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Pactola Lake, and go deep underground at Dakota Stone Rock Shop.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hill City tour itinerary planning site.

Hill City is very close to Custer. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 3 nights

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Deadwood is known for historic sites, museums, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, make a trip to Deadwood Model Train, stroll through Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, and go deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Deadwood online route planner.

You can drive from Hill City to Deadwood in an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hill City to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Medora.
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Medora — 5 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Watford City (Longhorn Pullout & Cannonball Concretions Pullout). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at South Unit. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Medora trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Deadwood to Medora by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Medora, with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 5 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Step out of Bismarck to go to Richardton and see Assumption Abbey, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bismarck trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. In September in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Dayton.
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Dayton — 7 nights

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dayton: Hardin County's Old Order Amish Country (in Kenton), Mason (Kings Island & Western Southern Open) and Morgan's Outdoor Adventures (in Oregonia). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at David's Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dayton online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bismarck to Dayton. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Bismarck in September, Dayton is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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South Dakota travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.
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North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.
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