8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Rapid City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Cody
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Chicago

2
days
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at William A Irvin Museum and then make a trip to Enger Park and Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, see the interesting displays at Lake Superior Maritime Center, and then stroll through Park Point.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth tour planner.

Chicago to Duluth is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in Duluth reach 74°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

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Park Point
Lake Superior Maritime Center
William A Irvin Museum

1
day
Rapid City

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of South Dakota Air and Space Museum and then admire the striking features of Chapel In the Hills.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip planner.

You can fly from Duluth to Rapid City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Duluth in August, you will find days in Rapid City are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Historic Sites
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South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Chapel In the Hills

few
hours
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.
For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Rapid City to Badlands National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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1
day
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and then hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Snowmass Village vacation trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Badlands National Park to Snowmass Village with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Cody.

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Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Aspen Snowmass
Anderson Ranch Arts Center

2
days
Cody

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Wayne's Boot Shop and then see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cody trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Snowmass Village to Cody. Traveling from Snowmass Village in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cody, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Old Trail Town
Buffalo Bill Dam

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