14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Taxi + Fly + Tram + Foot + Fly:  16​h 30​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8​h 30​min
5
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h
6
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On the 2nd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, then trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Medora is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Medora. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Medora when traveling from Minneapolis in August, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
South Unit ©
South Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©

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 4th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, and finally admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Medora to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Medora - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

2
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.
On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cracker Lake Hike and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Highline Trail, then stroll through Grinnell Glacier, then contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Ruby Beach and Quinault Big Spruce Tree. Relax by the water at First Beach and Third Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: Rocky Brook Falls Trail (in Brinnon), Port Angeles City Pier (in Port Angeles) and Quinault (Quinault Big Cedar & Merriman Falls). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, explore the activities along Hood Canal, identify plant and animal life at Tree Root Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park by train takes about 16.5 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Quinault, La Push, Tree Root Cave, Port Angeles City Pier, Rocky Brook Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
First Beach ©
First Beach
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Sawtooth National Forest has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the views from Perrine Bridge, hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth National Forest, then look for gifts at Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise, then admire the sheer force of Auger Falls, and finally appreciate the history behind Minidoka Internment.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Olympic National Park to Twin Falls in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Olympic National Park to Twin Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Twin Falls hover around 88°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail
Auger Falls ©
Auger Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along Saddle Pass Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Panorama Point Overlook, then trek along Castle Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park online vacation maker .

Getting from Twin Falls to Badlands National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

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