14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Boulder
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons and then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Boulder trip itinerary maker tool.

Des Moines to Boulder is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Boulder is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Des Moines in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Boulder, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Flatirons ©
Geologic Formation
Flatirons
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2
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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bright Angel Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boulder in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Rim Trail
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Yellowstone National Park

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Old Faithful ©
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Old Faithful
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2
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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton and then stroll through Jenny Lake Trail. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Grand Teton ©
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Grand Teton
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Cascade Canyon Trail ©
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Cascade Canyon Trail
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Taggart Lake ©
Hiking Trail
Taggart Lake
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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Grinnell Glacier, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, &more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and take an in-depth tour of Depot Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Glacier attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to West Glacier takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in West Glacier, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in West Glacier

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Grinnell Glacier ©
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Grinnell Glacier
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

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 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and then stop by Christmas Village Store.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City vacation planner.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Rapid City takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from West Glacier in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Sylvan Lake ©
Water Body
Sylvan Lake
4.8
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Geologic Formation
Needles Eye Tunnel
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