9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Fly to Idaho Falls, Bus to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crow Agency
— 1 night
Drive
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Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive
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Keystone
— 1 night
Drive
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Custer
— 1 night
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online attractions planner.

Sacramento to West Yellowstone is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, West Yellowstone is cooler than Sacramento - with highs of 50°F and lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Crow Agency.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Crow Agency

— 1 night
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. On the 5th (Tue), take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company and then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Crow Agency driving holiday planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Crow Agency in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in October, with highs in Crow Agency at 61°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites

Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and then don't miss a visit to Deadwood Model Train.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Deadwood itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Crow Agency to Deadwood takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Crow Agency to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Keystone

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Deadwood to Keystone in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. You will leave for Custer on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial and then admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park and then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Custer itinerary website.

You can drive from Keystone to Custer in an hour. In October in Custer, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point and then trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Bryce Canyon National Park when traveling from Custer in October, with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.