12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Casper
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): meet the residents at ZooMontana, look for gifts at Scheels, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Billings travel planner.

Newark to Billings is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Billings. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in Billings at 65°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
ZooMontana ©
ZooMontana
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Scheels ©
Scheels

3
nights
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Billings in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 52°F and 27°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Nicolaysen Art Museum & Dscvry and then take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Casper trip generator.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Casper in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Casper can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Casper

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tate Geological Museum ©
Tate Geological Museum
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©

1
night
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 26th (Sat): hike along Emerald Lake Trail and then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Casper to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

2
nights
Denver

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.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver itinerary builder.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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