9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Spearfish
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Bismarck
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park travel route planning tool.

Menomonie to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Menomonie to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Menomonie in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Keystone

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Needles Highway as well as Wildlife Loop Road. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then cruise along Needles Highway, and then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek, and then hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Keystone trip planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Spearfish.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Spearfish trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Before you visit Devils Tower, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Devils Tower takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Spearfish to Devils Tower due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Devils Tower are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. You'll set off for Glacier National Park on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Baring Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Goat Lick Overlook, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Devils Tower to Glacier National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Devils Tower in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bismarck.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Bismarck. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bismarck when traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with lows around 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.