14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Custer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Gig Harbor
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Gig Harbor
— 1 night
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Eppley Airfield, Drive to Council Bluffs
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Council Bluffs
— 1 night
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Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial and then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

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Fort Wayne to Custer is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fort Wayne to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Wayne in September, expect Custer to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Moose (Glacier View Turnout, Chapel of the Transfiguration, &more) and Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Schwabacher Landing, &more). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Day Tours, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, make a trip to Town Square, and relax and float downstream with Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips.

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Fly from Custer to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Custer in September, plan for little chillier nights in Jackson Hole, with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

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Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gig Harbor.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Gig Harbor

— 1 night
Gig Harbor is the name of both a bay on Puget Sound and a city on its shore in Pierce County, Washington, United States. For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gig Harbor road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Gig Harbor. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gig Harbor when traveling from Glacier National Park in September, with lows around 53°F. You'll set off for Council Bluffs on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Gig Harbor

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Council Bluffs

— 1 night
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Golden Spike Monument, then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and then try your luck at Harrah's Casino. On your second day here, try to win big at Ameristar Casino Hotel, pause for some photo ops at Kanesville Tabernacle, then get engrossed in the history at Union Pacific Railroad Museum, then examine the collection at Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum, and finally experience rural life at Ditmars Orchard.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Gig Harbor to Council Bluffs. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Gig Harbor to Council Bluffs. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gig Harbor in September, with highs in Council Bluffs at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · History Museums · Historic Sites
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."