12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  8​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MacDonald Pass as well as Great Northern Carousel. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, stroll through MacDonald Pass, get in on the family fun at Great Northern Carousel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and finally explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Last Chance Gulch, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackfoot River Brewing Co.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helena day trip planner.

Washington DC to Helena is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Helena. In June, Helena is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 79°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Visiting Grand Teton and Hidden Falls will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District. When in Moose, make a side trip to see Teton National Forest in Cody, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: trek along Jenny Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Moose travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Moose takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Helena in June, things will get slightly colder in Moose: highs are around 72°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Moose - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: hike along Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Highline Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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