17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
Kalispell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Glacier National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kalispell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Missoula
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Philipsburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Three Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Loveland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
Brussels

2
days
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Rapid City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rapid City, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
day
Kalispell

Kalispell
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of, Flathead County, Montana. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Flathead Lake State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kalispell tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rapid City to Kalispell. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rapid City in July: high temperatures in Kalispell hover around 34°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature

1
day
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kalispell to Glacier National Park takes 2 hours. July in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
day
Kalispell

Kalispell ©
For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kalispell holiday planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Kalispell by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature Museums
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Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park
Conrad Mansion
Conrad Mansion

2
days
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, then examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and then explore and take pictures at University of Montana. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caras Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Missoula travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Kalispell to Missoula takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Caras Park ©
Caras Park

few
hours
Philipsburg

Philipsburg
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Philipsburg vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Philipsburg in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Philipsburg are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Three Forks.
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Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine

1
day
Three Forks

Three Forks
Three Forks is a city in Gallatin County, Montana, United States and is located within the watershed valley system of both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers drainage basins — and is historically considered the birthplace or start of the Missouri River. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Three Forks vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Philipsburg to Three Forks takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Three Forks

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 14th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Three Forks to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Three Forks in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

2
days
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Loveland.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jenny Lake
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

few
hours
Loveland

Loveland ©
The City of Loveland is the Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous municipality in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Loveland custom trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Loveland. In July, daily temperatures in Loveland can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Loveland

Shopping
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Dam Store ©
Dam Store

1
day
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Loveland to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

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day
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip builder.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field
Coors Field
Tattered Cover Book Store
Tattered Cover Book Store

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