16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
2
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
3
Custer
— 1 night
4
Crow Agency
— Few hours
5
Gardiner
— 2 nights
6
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
9
Santa Fe
— 1 night

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls road trip planner.

Peru to Sioux Falls is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Peru to Sioux Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

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hours
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.
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Getting from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sioux Falls in July: highs in Badlands National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. You'll set off for Custer on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 19th (Sun), cruise along Wildlife Loop Road and then trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Custer road trip app.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in July, with highs in Custer at °F and lows at °F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Elk Mountain Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

few
hours
Crow Agency

Crow Agency
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Crow Agency trip website.

You can drive from Custer to Crow Agency in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Crow Agency reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Gardiner.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

2
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Crow Agency to Gardiner in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Crow Agency in July, things will get much warmer in Gardiner: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Solitary Geyser, Grand Prismatic Spring, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top.

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Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

4
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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, and explore the activities along Jackson Lake.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park itinerary app.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Grand Teton National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Teton Park Road
Teton Park Road

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, thendelve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, with highs in Mesa Verde National Park at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe online visit planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Santa Fe are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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