11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Libertyville
— 1 night
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Sioux City
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubuque
— 1 night
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Libertyville

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Libertyville

— 1 night
Libertyville is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States and an affluent suburb of Chicago. For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Libertyville trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Libertyville. In July in Libertyville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will leave for Sioux City on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Libertyville

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Sioux City

— 1 night
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux City road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Libertyville to Sioux City with the Route module. While traveling from Libertyville, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sioux City, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux City

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Notch Trail, Pinnacles Overlook, Panorama Point Overlook, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Sheep Mountain Table Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Sioux City to Badlands National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux City to Badlands National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Rapid City

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). There's still lots to do: stop by Downtown Rapid City, find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, and head outdoors with Main Street Square.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral and then stroll around Falls Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Sioux Falls by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. In July in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubuque.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Dubuque

— 1 night
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and then don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

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

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Dubuque takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Dubuque can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Libertyville.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Libertyville

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Libertyville trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Dubuque to Libertyville in 3.5 hours. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Libertyville

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · History Museums · Historic Sites
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."