10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday builder

Make it your trip
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 9th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Ana's Grand Excursions and then get interesting insight from Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole tour itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Jackson Hole is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler evenings in Jackson Hole when traveling from Minneapolis in July, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

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You can fly from Jackson Hole to Badlands National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in July; daily highs in Badlands National Park reach 91°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City route planner.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in July: highs in Rapid City hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Rapid City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.