13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mount Sterling
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Mount Sterling
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
6
Boulder City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
8
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  18​h 45​min
9
Mount Sterling
— Few hours
End: Mount Sterling

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Mount Sterling

Mount Sterling ©
Mount Sterling often written as Mt. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Ruth Hunt Candies, don't miss a visit to Jefferson Davis Monument, and then get into the urban bustle at Cane Ridge Meetinghouse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Sterling tour itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mount Sterling. In May in Mount Sterling, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Mount Sterling

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jefferson Davis Monument, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Cane Ridge Meetinghouse ©
Cane Ridge Meetinghouse
Ruth Hunt Candies ©
Ruth Hunt Candies

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park journey planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Sterling to Badlands National Park. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mount Sterling in May, Badlands National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Spearfish (Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway & Bridal Veil Falls). Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, stop by Goodtyme Photo, view the masterpieces at Insideout, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

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You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Badlands National Park in May, expect Keystone to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spearfish, Insideout
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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Custer

Custer
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Custer travel planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Custer takes an hour. In May in Custer, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 37°F at night. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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hours
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.
For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Custer in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Boulder City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, then take in the views from Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Boulder City trip builder .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Boulder City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Boulder City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Boulder City hover around 86°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Helicopter Tours
Winged Figures of the Republic Statues ©

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): trek along Bright Angel Trail. On your second day here, get great views at Mather Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Boulder City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then walk around Estes Park Visitor Center.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park online vacation maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Estes Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Estes Park, with lows around 54°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Sterling.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pearl Street Mall, Trail Ridge Road
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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hours
Mount Sterling

Mount Sterling
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Sterling road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Estes Park to Mount Sterling. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Estes Park to Mount Sterling. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Estes Park in June: highs in Mount Sterling hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 62°F. You will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Mount Sterling

Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

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