15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
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Bend
— 6 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder website.

San Francisco to Salt Lake City is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 92°F and lows at 67°F. You will leave for Jackson Hole on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Jackson Hole

— 2 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.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally look for gifts at Lee's Tees. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, then explore the activities along Jenny Lake, then don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, and finally go for a walk through Cunningham Cabin.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole journey planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are little chillier (78°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Glacier National Park

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, hike along Highline Trail, and then stroll through Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and finally stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. September in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Coeur d'Alene

— 1 night
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 5th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Coeur d'Alene, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Bend

— 6 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bend: Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River), Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop) and Lava Cast Forest Trail (in La Pine). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bend day trip planning app.

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to Bend in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In September in Bend, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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 · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
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

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.