10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Kalispell
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Kalispell

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Matthew's Church and then steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion.

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San Diego to Kalispell is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Kalispell, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Kalispell

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Kalispell to Glacier National Park with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Cistern Spring, and then explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road, take in the pleasant sights at Potholes Turnout, then trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Badlands National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect Badlands National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.