14 days in Western US & South Dakota Itinerary

14 days in Western US & South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sacramento
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Custer
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Sacramento

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Sacramento to San Francisco is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sacramento in June, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 103°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 7th (Sun), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, thenget in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

Plan my day in Colorado Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
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 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, thencruise along Loop Road, thentake some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Badlands National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): cruise along Iron Mountain Road and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Custer day trip planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Custer: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In June in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 13th (Sat), explore the activities along Redfish Lake and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley tour itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Stanley. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stanley, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Stanley

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, walk around Ann Morrison Park, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Escape Games, and finally trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boise online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Boise in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stanley in June: highs in Boise hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Labyrinth Escape Games
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Labyrinth Escape Games ©
Labyrinth Escape Games
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

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