11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 1 night
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Medora
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Dubuque
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Town Square, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and then gear up at Ski Butlers Jackson Hole. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of Scenic Safaris and then don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole day trip tool.

Houston to Jackson Hole is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, Jackson Hole is colder than Houston - with highs of 39°F and lows of 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

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 the 14th (Sun), appreciate the views at Logan Pass, then take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain, and then get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in March; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 46°F and lows reach 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

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You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in March, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 16th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then do a tasting at Bravuro Cellars.

Before you visit Portland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. March in Portland sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): trek along Boise River Greenbelt and then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Boise itinerary website.

Fly from Portland to Boise in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Boise, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Medora journey site.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Medora takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boise in March; daily highs in Medora reach 43°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Rapid City

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Presidential Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Medora to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Medora in March; daily highs in Rapid City reach 50°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Dubuque

— 1 night
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dubuque trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Rapid City to Dubuque in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Dubuque due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rapid City in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubuque: temperatures range from 42°F by day to 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
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.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
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."