12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  13 h
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Badlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
3
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Falls Park as well as SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): walk around Falls Park and then hike along SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls journey builder app.

Indianapolis to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls ©

1
day
Badlands National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wall Drug. On the 18th (Sat), browse the different shops at Wall Drug, then take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sioux Falls in July: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Wall Drug, Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wildlife Loop Road, Jewel Cave National Monument, Needles Highway, and other attractions. On the 18th (Sat), cruise along Wildlife Loop Road and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jewel Cave National Monument. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Needles, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in July; daily highs in Custer reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, South Dakota, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chapel of the Transfiguration, Jackson Lake, Inspiration Point, and other attractions. On the 21st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart and then cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Grand Teton National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Custer in July, Grand Teton National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Jackson Lake ©
Jackson Lake
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lamar Valley, Yellowstone Lake, Tower Fall, and other attractions you added.

Plan my day in Yellowstone National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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 Jackson Hole Adventure Rentals, Mill Iron Ranch and Jackson Hole Whitewater. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): relax and float downstream with Jackson Hole Whitewater, take a pleasant ride with Mill Iron Ranch, and then head outdoors with Jackson Hole Adventure Rentals.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Jackson Hole Whitewater ©
Jackson Hole Whitewater
Mill Iron Ranch ©
Mill Iron Ranch
Jackson Hole Adventure Rentals ©
Jackson Hole Adventure Rentals

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