9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Crazy Horse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls and then see the interesting displays at American Computer Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman day trip planning site .

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bozeman is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Bozeman is cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Nature Museums
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Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum

3
nights
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip app .

Drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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night
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Crazy Horse trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bozeman to Crazy Horse takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Bozeman in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Crazy Horse: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Harney Peak
Highlights from your plan
Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills, then meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Suzie Cappa Art Center, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, and then find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Crazy Horse in August, expect Rapid City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rushmore Tramway Adventures, Iron Mountain Road
Highlights from your plan
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

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