15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Chattanooga
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Mount Vernon
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
Chattanooga

1
day
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon known as "The King City" is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center and then identify plant and animal life at South marcum campground, Rend lake, Il.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Vernon online holiday planner .

Chattanooga to Mount Vernon is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Chattanooga to Mount Vernon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center, South marcum campground, Rend lake, Il
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4
days
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll explore and learn at Wades Gold Mill and National Presidential Wax Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame (in Sturgis), Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail (in Custer) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, take an in-depth tour of Pawnseum, examine the collection at The Journey Museum & Learning Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Mount Vernon to Rapid City takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mount Vernon in July, Rapid City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Wades Gold Mill, National Presidential Wax Museum, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
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Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill
Horseback Riding Tours
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Biscuit Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Artist Point and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Wraith Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin

1
day
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fargo day trip planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Fargo in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Fargo. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Fargo, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Fargo

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Bonanzaville USA ©
Bonanzaville USA
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum
West Acres Shopping Center ©
West Acres Shopping Center

1
day
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, contemplate the long history of Historic Fort Snelling, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fargo to Minneapolis. July in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

#Shopping, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Fort Snelling, Mall of America, French Regional Park
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
French Regional Park ©
French Regional Park

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