22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Spokane
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Billings
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 1 night
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Spokane — 1 night

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls and then take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Spokane online tour itinerary maker.

Hood River to Spokane is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hood River in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Spokane, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.
Parks · Nature

Glacier National Park — 5 nights

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 3rd (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and hike along Avalanche Lake.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park tour builder app.

You can fly from Spokane to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Spokane in July, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Billings.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Billings — 2 nights

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooMontana and then explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, examine the collection at Moss Mansion, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Glacier National Park to Billings by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Billings, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Badlands National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Badlands National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Loop Road and Badlands Wall. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, hike along Castle Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Notch Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Billings to Badlands National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Rapid City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Rapid City — 3 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 11th (Thu), visit Downtown Rapid City, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City online trip maker.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On your second day here, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, then trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Boise.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Boise — 1 night

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 19th (Fri): stroll through World Center For Birds of Prey and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boise travel route planning site.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Boise in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Boise at 91°F and lows at 63°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

United States travel guide

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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.