15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
3
Medora
— 1 night
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

1
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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get your game on at Extreme Sandbox. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, then have some family-friendly fun at Game Show Battle Rooms, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis road trip tool.

Cincinnati to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Extreme Sandbox, Game Show Battle Rooms
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Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Game Show Battle Rooms ©
Game Show Battle Rooms

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 3rd (Mon): get your game on at Cosmos Mystery Area, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City vacation planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Rapid City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In August in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Medora travel route builder.

You can drive from Rapid City to Medora in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Medora, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

South Unit
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South Unit ©
South Unit

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Medora to Seattle takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Medora in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, and explore the activities along Firehole River.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are colder (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Colorado Springs at 83°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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