19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Des Moines
Des Moines
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Helena
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Spokane
— 1 night
drive:  6​h
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
drive:  13​h
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Elko
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Fort Bridger
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Laramie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Omaha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
Des Moines
— Few hours
Des Moines

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Des Moines vacation app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Des Moines. June in Des Moines sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mitchell.

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#Wineries

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Indianola
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Summerset Winery ©
Summerset Winery
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La Vida Loca Winery

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Lewis And Clark Interpretive & Keelboat Center, Pettigrew Home & Museum, Palisades State Park, and other attractions.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mitchell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Mitchell takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mitchell, with lows of 59°F. You will leave for Badlands National Park on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Mitchell

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

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De Smet, Pettigrew Home & Museum, Lewis And Clark Interpretive & Keelboat Center, Palisades State Park
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
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Palisades State Park

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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.
Badlands Petrified Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Badlands Petrified Gardens, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip planner .

Drive from Mitchell to Badlands National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Scenic Drive

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Badlands Petrified Gardens
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Badlands Petrified Gardens ©
Badlands Petrified Gardens

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Custer State Park. On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Founding Fathers Black Hills and then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Rapid City are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

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Custer State Park
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
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Founding Fathers Black Hills

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Billings

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Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. You've added DanWalt Gardens, ZooMontana, Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planning site .

You can fly from Rapid City to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

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Little Bighorn Battlefield
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DanWalt Gardens ©
DanWalt Gardens
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
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Pictograph Cave State Park

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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 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Billings to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Billings in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Helena.

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#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena and then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helena route maker app .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Helena to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

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#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
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Gates of the Mountains

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 21st (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall and then explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online itinerary planner .

Drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Helena in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riblet Mansion and Arbor Crest Winery, Pulaski Tunnel Trail and Manito Park. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Riblet Mansion and Arbor Crest Winery, then trek along Pulaski Tunnel Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Spokane by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Spokane when traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

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Pulaski Tunnel Trail
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Pulaski Tunnel Trail ©
Pulaski Tunnel Trail
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Manito Park ©
Manito Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): trek along Box Canyon Loop.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip planning app .

You can fly from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. June in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car from Mount Rainier National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 13 hours. You'll set off for Redwood National Park on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California Coastal Trail as well as Redwood National Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): trek along California Coastal Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park attractions planning website .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will leave for Lassen Volcanic National Park on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
You've added Honey Run Covered Bridge, Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Honey Run Covered Bridge, steep yourself in history at Bidwell Mansion Historic Park, admire the natural beauty at Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, then engage your brain at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kings Creek Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Horse Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Reno on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Chico, Wild Horse Sanctuary, Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens
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Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak
Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Sulphur Works ©
Sulphur Works

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Reno

Reno
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gondola at Heavenly. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a memorable ride with The Gondola at Heavenly and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reno online holiday maker .

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Reno in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Reno are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Elko.

Things to do in Reno

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Transportation

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The Gondola at Heavenly, Sand Harbor
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Elko

Elko
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Elko trip planner .

You can drive from Reno to Elko in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Elko when traveling from Reno in June, with lows around 45°F. You will leave for Fort Bridger on the 30th (Sat).

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#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Fort Bridger

Fort Bridger ©
Fort Bridger was originally a 19th-century fur trading outpost established in 1842, on Blacks Fork of the Green River, in what is now Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Bear River State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Bridger vacation builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Elko to Fort Bridger with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Elko to Fort Bridger. Traveling from Elko in June, you will find days in Fort Bridger are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Fort Bridger

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Bear River State Park
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Bear River State Park ©
Bear River State Park
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Fort Bridger State Historic Site

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Laramie

Laramie
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Laramie day trip planning website .

Getting from Fort Bridger to Laramie by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Laramie, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll set off for North Platte on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Laramie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard and then don't miss a visit to Fort McPherson National Cemetery.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our North Platte sightseeing app .

You can drive from Laramie to North Platte in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Laramie to North Platte, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Laramie in July, expect North Platte to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in North Platte

#Historic Sites

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Fort McPherson National Cemetery
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Fort McPherson National Cemetery ©
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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Lewis and Clark Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Shrine. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and then see a show at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip planning app .

You can drive from North Platte to Omaha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from North Platte in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Omaha. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Lewis and Clark Park, Holy Family Shrine
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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Holy Family Shrine ©
Holy Family Shrine
St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Des Moines sightseeing app .

You can take a bus from Omaha to Des Moines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

#Breweries

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515 Brewing Company
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515 Brewing Company ©
515 Brewing Company

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