9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City route planning site .

Indianapolis to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Rapid City. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Indianapolis in June, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Black Hills National Forest, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Firehouse Wine Cellars ©
Firehouse Wine Cellars

1
night
Devils Tower

Devils Tower
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): go for a walk through Tower Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Devils Tower trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Devils Tower takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rapid City in June since evenings lows in Devils Tower dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bozeman.

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Devils Tower to West Yellowstone by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Devils Tower in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
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 18th (Thu): trek along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole attractions planner .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife Parks
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Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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