Sept 5 - Depart from your hometown and travel to your overnight stop where lodging has been arranged for you this evening (pack an overnight bag); dinner is on your won this evening.
Sept 6 - Check out and travel to Chicago, Illinois. Your guide will show you the highlights of the "Windy City," then depart for your lodging in the area. (B,D)
Sept 7 - Check out and travel to the Wisconsin Dells. Upon arrival, climb aboard a cruise boat for a one-hour cruise of the Lower Dells, then enjoy some free time in the area. Lodging tonight is in the Wisconsin Dells. (B,D)
Sept 8 - Check out and head west to Mitchell, SD where you will visit the a-maze-ing Corn Palace before checking into your lodging. (B,D)
Sept 9 - Depart westward, traveling through the Badlands National Park with a stop at the visitor's center. Continue to your lodging in the Rapid City area, stopping at Wall Drug. This evening, see the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore. (B,D
Sept 10 - Depart with your local guide and return to Mt. Rushmore National Memorial to walk the President's Trail. Stop at Crazy Horse Memorial and visit the Museum of the North American Indian. During a drive through Custer State Park you'll view an abundance of native wildlife. Enjoy dinner this evening, then return to your lodging for a restful night. (B,D)
Sept 11 - Meet your guide and visit the Journey Museum where you can explore the heritage of the cultures of the Black Hills region. Visit the Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory, the depart for Historic Deadwood (the West doesn't get any wilder) and Mt. Moriah Cemetery (burial site of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane). Dinner this evening is included. (B,D)
Sept 12 - Continue west into Wyoming, destination Cody. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Sept 13 - Check out and cruise west into Yellowstone National Park. Meet your guide for a tour of the park, including Old Faithful Geyser. Lodging for the next two nights is in Jackson, Wyoming. (B,D)
Sept 14 - Visit Grand Teton National Park this morning, then spend the afternoon relaxing in Jackson. Tonight's treat - dinner and entertainment at a local ranch. (B,D)
Sept 15 - Start east today, traveling through Wyoming to your overnight lodging. (B)
Sept 16 - Watch the scenery as you continue traveling eastward to Lincoln, Nebraska area. (B,D)
Sept 17 - Today's destination is Springfield, Illinois, stopping along the way in Hannibal, Missouri to visit the Mark Twain House and Museum. (B,D)
Sept 18 - Tour the Lincoln Presidential Museum this morning, then depart for your last night of lodging (pack an overnight bag); dinner is on your won this evening. (B)
Sept 19 - Check out and depart for home with beautiful memories of your vacation to the Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park. (B)
This itinerary is approximate. The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.