11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Gillette
— 1 night
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Cody
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online trip planner.

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Bozeman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, things will get slightly colder in Bozeman: highs are around 65°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Billings

— 1 night
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pictograph Cave State Park, The Rimrocks and Yellowstone County Museum. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Yellowstone County Museum, then explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty Street Brewing Company at The Taproom.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Billings trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Billings takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bozeman in May since evenings lows in Billings dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Medora.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Painted Canyon Overlook as well as Badlands Overlook. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Medora trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Billings to Medora in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Billings in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Medora, with lows of 38°F. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You've now added Wall Drug to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug and then take in breathtaking views at Canyon Lake Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Medora to Rapid City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Rapid City. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Wind Cave National Park

— 1 night
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
You've now added Mammoth Site of Hot Springs to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Windcross Conservancy, cruise along Needles Highway, and then take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, explore the striking landscape of Wind Cave National Park, and then hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wind Cave National Park online tour planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Wind Cave National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in May; daily highs in Wind Cave National Park reach 59°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gillette.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gillette

— 1 night
Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gillette trip maker website.

Getting from Wind Cave National Park to Gillette by car takes about 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wind Cave National Park in May: highs in Gillette hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cody.

Things to do in Gillette

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Shopping

Cody

— 2 nights

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.
You've added Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting, Cody Trolley Tours, Buffalo Bill Dam, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the local landmarks with Cody Trolley Tours, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, and finally explore the activities along Monster Lake. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then admire the sheer force of The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, then see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cody trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Gillette to Cody in 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cody are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Cody

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Prismatic Spring as well as Grand Loop Road.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Jackson Hole takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in May, Jackson Hole is little chillier at night with lows of 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 72°F and lows about 51°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.