20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
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Medora
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Boise
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 4 nights
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Badlands National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park — 2 nights

Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Caprock-Coulee Trail, South Unit and North Unit. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of North Unit and then hike along Caprock-Coulee Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Theodore Roosevelt National Park travel route planner.

Woodstock to Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Woodstock in June, things will get a bit cooler in Theodore Roosevelt National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Medora.
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Medora — 1 night

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland and then take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip app.

Medora is just a short distance from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. In June in Medora, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 3 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.
Visiting Trail of the Cedars and Going-to-the-Sun Road will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swiftcurrent Falls and Garden Wall. There's much more to do: explore the activities along McDonald Creek, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and hike along Siyeh Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Medora to Glacier National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Medora in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Boise.
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Boise — 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boise journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Boise: highs are around 85°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 3 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore hidden gems such as Firehole Canyon Drive and Gibbon Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Beryl Spring. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Black Sand Basin, Daisy Geyser, &more). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone travel planner.

You can drive from Boise to West Yellowstone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Boise in June, plan for little chillier days in West Yellowstone, with highs around 69°F, while nights are colder with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Custer.
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Custer — 4 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Step out of the city life by going to Custer State Park and Legion Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Sunday Gulch Trail. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Stockade Lake, make a trip to Mount Coolidge, stroll through Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Custer travel planner.

You can fly from West Yellowstone to Custer in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in Custer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook, and finally take a memorable drive along Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Burns Basin Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Custer to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in July: high temperatures in Badlands National Park hover around 91°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.
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Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Zipline · Bodies of Water
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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South Dakota travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.
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