13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
5
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Little Rock

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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Little Rock to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Little Rock to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Little Rock in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and then stroll around Discovery Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Portland City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, hike along Highline Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Portland in August, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and then appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Medora in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Medora to Rapid City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Rapid City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Custer
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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