12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oak Grove
Drive:  2​h
1
Willmar
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Lewiston
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Moscow
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Oak Grove

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Willmar

Willmar
Willmar is a city in, and the county seat of, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Willmar driving holiday site .

Oak Grove to Willmar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. September in Willmar sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll set off for Rapid City on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Willmar

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

1
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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Willmar to Rapid City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Willmar to Rapid City. September in Rapid City sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cody.

Things to do in Rapid City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

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Cody

Cody
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cody planning site .

You can fly from Rapid City to Cody in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rapid City in September, with highs in Cody at 70°F and lows at 48°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 47°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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Lewiston

Lewiston ©
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Hells Gate State Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lewiston online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Lewiston. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Lewiston due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Lewiston hover around 65°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Lewiston

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nez Perce National Historical Park, Riverport Brewing Co
Highlights from your plan
Hells Gate State Park ©
Hells Gate State Park
Nez Perce National Historical Park ©
Riverport Brewing Co ©
Riverport Brewing Co

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Moscow

Moscow ©
Moscow is a city in northern Idaho along the state border with Washington, with a population of 23,800 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Moscow Farmers Market, gain insight at Washington State University, and then immerse yourself in nature at Steptoe Butte State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lewiston to Moscow takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Moscow are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Billings.

Things to do in Moscow

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Pullman, Steptoe Butte State Park
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Arboretum & Botanical Garden ©
Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Steptoe Butte State Park ©
Steptoe Butte State Park
Moscow Farmers Market ©
Moscow Farmers Market

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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. To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Billings itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Moscow to Billings in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Billings is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You will leave for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Outdoors