12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Boise
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Deadwood
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Duluth
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Green Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Portland

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Boise

Boise ©
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 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary and then test your problem-solving skills at Boise Escape.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Boise driving holiday planner.

Portland to Boise is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Boise, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Stock Nature Trail, stop by Cowtown Candy Company, then delve into the lush surroundings at Shoshone National Forest, and finally get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody visit app .

Getting from Boise to Cody by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boise in July: high temperatures in Cody hover around 83°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Shoshone National Forest ©
Shoshone National Forest

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): hike along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, trek along Mystic Falls Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cody in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), cruise along Moose Wilson Road, make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, admire all the interesting features of Jackson Hole Rodeo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moose Wilson Road ©
Moose Wilson Road
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then stop by Granite Sports, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Keystone online trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Keystone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jackson Hole in August since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hill City
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Adams House, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Deadwood trip maker .

You can drive from Keystone to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Adams House ©
Adams House
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum, then kick back and relax at Park Point, then examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, then kick back and relax at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth tour planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Deadwood to Duluth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Deadwood, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Green Bay.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Park Point ©
Park Point

1
night
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, then tour the pleasant surroundings at NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Green Bay day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Duluth to Green Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Duluth, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Green Bay, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
NEW Zoo & Adventure Park ©
NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

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