9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: South Bend
Drive:  45 min
1
Elkhart
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Bloomington
— 1 night
+2
Tram + Fly + Taxi:  4 h
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
6
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
8
Spring Green
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: South Bend

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Elkhart

Elkhart ©
Elkhart is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhart Environmental Center, examine the collection at RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Elkhart trip planner.

South Bend to Elkhart is an approximately 1- hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Elkhart can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Elkhart

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Wellfield Botanic Gardens ©
Wellfield Botanic Gardens
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum ©
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum
Elkhart Environmental Center ©
Elkhart Environmental Center

1
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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, browse the different shops at Mall of America, and then have some family-friendly fun at Game Show Battle Rooms.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bloomington trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Elkhart to Bloomington. Traveling from Elkhart to Bloomington, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wall.

Things to do in Bloomington

Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Game Show Battle Rooms, The Escape Game
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Game Show Battle Rooms ©
Game Show Battle Rooms

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the different shops at Wall Drug, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wall itinerary planner.

Getting from Bloomington to Wall by combination of tram, flight, and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bloomington to Wall due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bloomington in August, expect nights in Wall to be a bit cooler, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Custer online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Custer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall in August, things will get little chillier in Custer: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Devils Tower vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Custer to Devils Tower takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): shop like a local with Benson Park Sculpture Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fort Collins online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Fort Collins takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Benson Park Sculpture Garden
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New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip builder.

Getting from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Spring Green.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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night
Spring Green

Spring Green ©
Spring Green is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 15th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, look for gifts at Arcadia Books, and then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

Plan my day in Spring Green using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Spring Green in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Spring Green can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spring Green

Shopping Museums
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Arcadia Books ©
Arcadia Books
The House on the Rock ©
The House on the Rock

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