20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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South Bend
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Baraboo
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Sioux Falls
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Badlands National Park
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Buffalo
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Cooke City
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Yellowstone National Park
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Marsing
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Prineville
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Sisters
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Drake Crossing
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Corbett
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Cascade Locks
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Cannon Beach
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Gearhart
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Newport
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Yachats
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Gold Beach
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Brookings
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Crater Lake National Park
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Twin Falls
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Rock Springs
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Cheyenne
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North Platte
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Maquoketa
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South Bend

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. On the 29th (Fri), walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our South Bend online tour itinerary maker.

Midland to South Bend is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Baraboo.

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Baraboo

Baraboo is a city in and the county seat of Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Balanced Rock Trail. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): hike along Balanced Rock Trail.

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You can fly from South Bend to Baraboo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Bend to Baraboo due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Baraboo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sioux Falls.

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 30th (Sat), walk around Sertoma Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sioux Falls travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Baraboo to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Badlands National Park.

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Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall and then explore and take pictures at Loop Road.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park day trip planning app.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Sioux Falls, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature
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Buffalo

— 1 night
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Crazy Woman Canyon.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo travel route app.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Buffalo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buffalo, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Cooke City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Cooke City

Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take a memorable drive along Bear Tooth Pass Hwy and then look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cooke City journey planner.

Drive from Buffalo to Cooke City in 5 hours. Traveling from Buffalo in July, expect Cooke City to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping

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Yellowstone National Park

— 1 day

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.
On the 1st (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, and then head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Cooke City to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In August in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsing.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Marsing

Marsing is a city in Owyhee County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Jump Creek.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marsing trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Marsing with the Route module. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Marsing hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Prineville.

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Parks · Nature
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Prineville

— 1 night
Prineville is a city in and the county seat of Crook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills Unit and then take in the pleasant sights at Painted Hills.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prineville trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Marsing to Prineville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Marsing in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Prineville, with lows of 48°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sisters.

Things to do in Prineville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Sisters

— 1 day
Sisters is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sahalie and Koosah Falls as well as Proxy Falls. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): hike along Proxy Falls and then admire the sheer force of Sahalie and Koosah Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sisters trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prineville to Sisters takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Sisters are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Drake Crossing.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Drake Crossing

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Silver Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Drake Crossing travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Sisters to Drake Crossing in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Corbett.

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Parks · Nature
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Corbett

— 1 night
Corbett is an unincorporated community on the Columbia River in eastern Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Wahkeena Falls and then admire the majestic nature at Bridal Veil Falls.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corbett road trip site.

Traveling by car from Drake Crossing to Corbett takes 1.5 hours. August in Corbett sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Cascade Locks.

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Parks · Nature

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Cascade Locks

— 2 nights
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Falls Creek Falls, Oneonta Gorge and Angels Rest Trail. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trek along Angels Rest Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wahclella Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Eagle Creek Trail, then admire the sheer force of Punchbowl Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Punchbowl Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Dry Creek Falls Hike.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cascade Locks tour site.

Cascade Locks is just a short distance from Corbett. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hug Point State Park as well as Cannon Beach. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach online travel planner.

You can drive from Cascade Locks to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cascade Locks in August, things will get little chillier in Cannon Beach: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Gearhart.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Gearhart

Gearhart is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gearhart online trip itinerary planner.

Gearhart is just a stone's throw from Cannon Beach. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You'll set off for Newport on the 8th (Mon).

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Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature
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Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area as well as Beverly Beach State Park. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Beverly Beach State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Gearhart to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Gearhart in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yachats.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Yachats

— 1 night
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, and then admire the majestic nature at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yachats trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Yachats takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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Gold Beach

— 1 night
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Myers Creek Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Beach trip site.

Traveling by car from Yachats to Gold Beach takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gold Beach are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brookings.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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Brookings

— 1 night
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor and then take some stellar pictures from Natural Bridges Viewpoint.

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You can drive from Gold Beach to Brookings in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Brookings are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Crater Lake National Park.

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Parks · Nature

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Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Annie Creek Canyon as well as Toketee Falls. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at National Creek Falls and then admire the sheer force of Toketee Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Brookings to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Brookings in August, plan for much hotter days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 93°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 60°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Zip The Snake with AWOL Adventure Sports. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Black Magic Canyon, then admire the sheer force of Pillar Falls, and then whizz through the canopy at Zip The Snake with AWOL Adventure Sports.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Twin Falls trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Twin Falls by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Twin Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Twin Falls, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

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Rock Springs

— 1 night
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll around Expedition Island Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rock Springs sightseeing app.

Drive from Twin Falls to Rock Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Twin Falls in August: high temperatures in Rock Springs hover around 81°F and lows are around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cheyenne.

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Parks

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cheyenne Big Boots as well as Paul Smith Children's Village. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): head outdoors with Paul Smith Children's Village and then appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cheyenne online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rock Springs to Cheyenne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Cheyenne are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to North Platte.

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North Platte

— 1 night
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Cody Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our North Platte trip website.

Getting from Cheyenne to North Platte by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cheyenne to North Platte, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Maquoketa.

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Parks
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Maquoketa

— 1 night
Maquoketa is a city in Jackson county in the U.S. state of Iowa. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Maquoketa fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Maquoketa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from North Platte in August, expect nights in Maquoketa to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Chicago.

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Parks · Nature

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Maggie Daley Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planning site.

You can drive from Maquoketa to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Maquoketa in August, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Fun & Games · Parks
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United States travel guide

4.5
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.

South Dakota travel guide

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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.

Wyoming travel guide

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The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Iowa travel guide

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The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."