12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Columbia Falls
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Teton Village
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 3 nights

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Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls

Gateway to Glacier National Park

Columbia Falls might serve as the gateway to Glacier National Park, but it's much more than just a place to lay your head.
To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Columbia Falls online trip builder.

Kalispell to Columbia Falls is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Columbia Falls are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Columbia Falls

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
You've now added Lake McDonald to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trek along Grinnell Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Avalanche Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Columbia Falls to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grinnell Glacier
4.9
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Water Body
Avalanche Lake
4.9
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Water Body
Lake McDonald
4.7

2
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
You've added Upper Geyser Basin, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Teton Village.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Lamar Valley
4.8

3
nights
Teton Village

Teton Village
Teton Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Teton Village trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Teton Village by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Teton Village, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. You'll set off for Rapid City on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Teton Village

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park and then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip planning website.

Drive from Teton Village to Rapid City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Teton Village in September, expect Rapid City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Custer State Park
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Needles Eye Tunnel
4.9

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