9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 1 day
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Badlands National Park
— Few hours
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Spearfish
— Few hours
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Cody
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights

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Rapid City

Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner.

Coldwater to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Coldwater to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Coldwater, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. You'll set off for Badlands National Park on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fossil Exhibit Trail, Big Badlands Overlook, Yellow Mounds Overlook, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Yellow Mounds Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then trek along Notch Trail, and finally trek along Fossil Exhibit Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Badlands National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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Keystone

Keystone ©

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 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Keystone day trip tool.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Keystone is a bit cooler than Badlands National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Spearfish.

Things to do in Keystone

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

few
hours
Spearfish

Spearfish
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Spearfish trip planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Spearfish can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

1
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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.
For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Devils Tower vacation planning app.

You can drive from Spearfish to Devils Tower in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Spearfish to Devils Tower. July in Devils Tower sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F at night. You will leave for Cody on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Cody

Cody ©

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West and then get a new perspective on things with Wyoming River Trips.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Cody trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Devils Tower to Cody by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. July in Cody sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming River Trips ©
Wyoming River Trips
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get outside with Morning Glory Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Daisy Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, then hike along Observation Point Trail, and finally make a trip to The 45th Parallel.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cody in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

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 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, then hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park vacation builder app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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