12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Crazy Horse
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Devils Tower
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (in Lead) and Bicycle Sculpture (in Pringle). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Jon Crane Gallery & Custom Framing, get engrossed in the history at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, and take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Keystone travel route site .

Newark to Keystone is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Keystone. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Keystone to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Bicycle Sculpture, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

1
night
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Crazy Horse online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Crazy Horse takes an hour. In May in Crazy Horse, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Museums
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Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mount Moriah Cemetery and Adams House. Appreciate the collections at Hulett Museum and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Venture out of the city with trips to Spearfish Falls (in Savoy), West Texas Trail Museum (in Moorcroft) and Adams Museum (in Deadwood). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and go for a walk through Tower Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower driving holiday planner .

Drive from Crazy Horse to Devils Tower in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Devils Tower are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Deadwood, Hulett, West Texas Trail Museum, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, Spearfish Falls
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail, and trek along Artist Point.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Devils Tower in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park day trip planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Grand Teton National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Chapel of the Sacred Heart ©
Chapel of the Sacred Heart

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