17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 3rd (Fri), do a tasting at Strawbale Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls road trip planner.

Minneapolis to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Wineries

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall and then cruise along Loop Road.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park tour builder tool.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Badlands National Park, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Devils Tower National Monument. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower travel route planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Devils Tower by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in September: highs in Devils Tower hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): walk around Garden of the Gods and then tour in style with Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Devils Tower to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Devils Tower in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours · Parks

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Little Medano Creek as well as High Dune Trail. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to White Mountain Trading Post and then hike along Mosca Pass Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Long House as well as Cliff Palace. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 10th (Fri), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are cooler, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Spas

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and then hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Glenwood Springs to Grand Teton National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

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.
Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, cruise along Grand Loop Road, and hike along Fairy Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park visit website.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. You will leave for Seattle on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 17th (Fri), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pioneer Square, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle tour planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are warmer (56°F). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.