12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Omaha
— Few hours
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
3
Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights

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Omaha

Omaha
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Omaha trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Omaha. In July, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Badlands National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Badlands National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Badlands National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
On the 8th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Needles Highway and then explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wind Cave National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in July, with highs in Wind Cave National Park at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Needles Highway
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

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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.
Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get outside with Morning Glory Pool, cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Osprey Falls Trail, and trek along Storm Point Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Wind Cave National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
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S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Jackson Lake, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton, then stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and then stroll through Jenny Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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