10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday maker
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Badlands National Park
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cody
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 day
Drive
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Thermopolis
— 1 night
Bus to Casper Amtrak Station, Fly to Omaha
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls — 1 night

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 30th (Fri), walk around Falls Park and then trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls online itinerary planner.

Madison to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for Badlands National Park on the 1st (Sat).
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Rapid City.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Rapid City — 2 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Holy Terror Antiques, identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, then make a trip to Dinosaur Park, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Rapid City are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Cody.
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Cody — 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then see the interesting displays at Plains Indian Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cody Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally look for gifts at Legends Bookstore.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cody road trip website.

You can fly from Rapid City to Cody in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rapid City in October: highs in Cody hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In October, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get outside with Teton Backcountry Rentals, surround yourself with nature on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, and then cruise along Moose Wilson Road.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Thermopolis.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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Thermopolis — 1 night

Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. On the 7th (Fri), try out the rides at The Star Plunge.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thermopolis online tour planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Thermopolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jackson Hole in October, plan for slightly colder days in Thermopolis, with highs around 48°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
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Omaha — 1 night

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and then catch a live performance at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Omaha trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Thermopolis to Omaha takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Thermopolis to Omaha. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Thermopolis in October; daily highs in Omaha reach 67°F and lows reach 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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