14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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.
On the 12th (Wed), meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake and then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer travel itinerary planner.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Custer is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to Custer is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Santo Domingo in July, plan for little chillier days in Custer, with highs around 31°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rapid City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

4
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.
Get outdoors at Lower Geyser Basin and S Rim Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Artist Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip generator.

You can drive from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Custer - with highs of 26°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Earthquake Lake and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone vacation planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Family-friendly places like Roaring Fork and Titanic Museum Attraction will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Mount LeConte and Zipline. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Chimney Tops (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's more to do: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from West Yellowstone to Pigeon Forge takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, expect nights in Pigeon Forge to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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