9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells driving holiday planner.

Indianapolis to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Wisconsin Dells, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Indianapolis in July since evenings lows in Wisconsin Dells dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, Minneapolis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lewis and Clark Riverboat, Fort Lincoln Trolley and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a tour by water with Lewis and Clark Riverboat. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and then catch a ride on Fort Lincoln Trolley.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Bismarck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bismarck when traveling from Minneapolis in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Tours Transportation Outdoors

Side Trip

Mandan
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lincoln Trolley ©
Fort Lincoln Trolley
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Lewis and Clark Riverboat ©
Lewis and Clark Riverboat

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora road trip planning site .

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora due to the time zone difference. July in Medora sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Your list of things to see and do now includes Kevin Costners Original Deadwood Tour, Broken Boot Gold Mine, Deadwood Mountain Grand, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): try to win big at Deadwood Mountain Grand.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Deadwood route website .

Traveling by car from Medora to Deadwood takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Fun & Games Casinos Tours
Highlights from your plan
Deadwood Mountain Grand ©
Deadwood Mountain Grand
Deadwood Mountain Grand ©
Deadwood Mountain Grand
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Custer State Park Resort, Black Hills Helicopters and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Custer State Park Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, and then admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Custer journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Deadwood in July since evenings lows in Custer dip to 53°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Keystone
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Custer State Park Resort ©
Custer State Park Resort

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