26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 5 nights
Fly to Bismarck, Drive to Medora
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Medora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cody
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
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Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 11th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip maker website.

Vancouver, Canada to Minneapolis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vancouver to Minneapolis, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Minneapolis is somewhat warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, then contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Lake Superior Art Glass, walk around Canal Park, and then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Duluth online travel route planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Duluth is a bit cooler than Minneapolis - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Wisconsin Dells

— 5 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Bring the kids along to Zipline and Noah's Ark Water Park. Get out of town with these interesting Wisconsin Dells side-trips: Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (in Spring Green) and EAA Aviation Museum (in Oshkosh). The adventure continues: cool off at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, make a trip to Carr Valley Cheese, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells trip builder.

You can drive from Duluth to Wisconsin Dells in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Unit.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Medora trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Wisconsin Dells to Medora takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Rapid City

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Reptile Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Custer (Custer State Park & Sylvan Lake). Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's more to do: stroll through Bear Country USA and get in on the family fun at Storybook Island.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Medora to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Rapid City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cody.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Cody

— 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Plains Indian Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cody trip planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Cody in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Cody sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Trout Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 1:

Jackson Hole

— 4 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Bring the kids along to Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. When in Jackson Hole, make a side trip to see Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, do sightseeing at your own pace with Teton Backcountry Rentals, get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, and don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

North Dakota travel guide

4.5
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.