7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 1 night
Fly
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Duluth
— 1 night
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive

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Grand Teton National Park — 1 day

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

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Midland to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Midland to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from Midland in August, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Custer.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 5th (Fri), cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Custer to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Duluth.
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Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Duluth — 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 6th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, and then cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Custer to Duluth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Custer in August, Duluth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.
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Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Wisconsin Dells — 1 night

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 7th (Sun), make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Duluth to Wisconsin Dells in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Duluth in August, you will find days in Wisconsin Dells are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · Wildlife Areas
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.
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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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Minnesota travel guide

4.5
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.
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Wisconsin travel guide

4.3
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.
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