13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Missouri City
— 1 day
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
4
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
5
Keystone
— 2 nights
6
Denver
— 5 nights
7
Amarillo
— 1 night

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Missouri City

Missouri City ©
Missouri City is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Sat), gain insight at Nature Discovery Center, thenbrowse the collection at Fort Bend County Library - Sienna Branch, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Missouri City trip itinerary planning tool.

Houston to Missouri City is an approximately half hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Missouri City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Missouri City

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature Discovery Center, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Fort Bend County Library - Sienna Branch ©
Fort Bend County Library - Sienna Branch
Nature Discovery Center ©
Nature Discovery Center

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter, thenappreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally don't miss a visit to Overland Park 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Missouri City to Kansas City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Kansas City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Overland Park
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Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Cathedral of Saint Peter
Cathedral of Saint Peter
Overland Park 9/11 Memorial ©
Overland Park 9/11 Memorial

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience, thenwalk around Falls Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip app.

Getting from Kansas City to Sioux Falls by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Stockyards Ag Experience ©
Stockyards Ag Experience

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nights
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.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Yellow Mounds Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, thentake a memorable drive along Loop Road, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder site.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Sioux Falls in August, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Insideout.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone road trip website.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in August; daily highs in Keystone reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Crazy Horse 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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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade), Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College & Garden of the Gods) and Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park). There's lots more to do: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, browse for treasures at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shadow Mountain Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Keystone in August, with highs in Denver at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park, Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Trail Ridge Road
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, thenexamine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then make a trip to Cadallic Ranch.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amarillo online attractions planner.

You can fly from Denver to Amarillo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Amarillo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Amarillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
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Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

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