13 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Drive to Solon
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Solon
— 1 day
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Drive to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Custer
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Custer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Solon — 1 day

Solon is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Solon road trip planning site.

New York City to Solon is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Solon, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally cruise along Iron Mountain Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills National Forest, then trek along Presidential Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Solon to Custer. The time zone difference when traveling from Solon to Custer is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Solon in September; daily highs in Custer reach 71°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 1 night

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Adams House, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and finally do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room.

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Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Deadwood are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, cruise along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Deadwood in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and then learn the secrets of beer at Rocky Mountain Food Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 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.
Visit Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring.

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

Fly from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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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.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, then take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake and then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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