13 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park — 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Logan Pass and Lake McDonald. Visiting Trail of the Cedars and St.Mary Falls will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Goat Lick Overlook, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Glacier National Park are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are colder (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Geyser Basin and S Rim Trail. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Monument Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip builder.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rocky Mountain Food Tours and Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Divide and see Mueller State Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Colorado Springs at 79°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Custer.
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Custer — 2 nights

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 27th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hike along Presidential Trail, then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Custer route planning website.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Custer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in September, with highs in Custer at 71°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 2 nights

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Adams House, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, and finally take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum and then don't miss a visit to Tatanka: Story of the Bison.

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You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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