15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 4 nights
2
West Glacier
— 3 nights
3
Shoshone
— 2 nights
4
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights

4
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You've added Christmas Village Store, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory Tour, and other attractions to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Bear Country USA and Wildlife Loop Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Needles Eye Tunnel (in Custer). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip app.

Milwaukee to Rapid City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Needles Highway, Loop Road, Broken Boot Gold Mine, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Glacier National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road & Iceberg Lake Trail). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, play a few rounds at Glacier View Golf Club, and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier day trip planner.

Getting from Rapid City to West Glacier by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in West Glacier when traveling from Rapid City in August, with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Shoshone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Glacier View Golf Club ©
Glacier View Golf Club

2
nights
Shoshone

Shoshone ©
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): Head underground at Idaho's Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Shoshone Indian Ice Caves, and then take in breathtaking views at Black Magic Canyon.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shoshone road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from West Glacier to Shoshone with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from West Glacier in August since evenings lows in Shoshone dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Shoshone

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Indian Ice Caves ©
Shoshone Indian Ice Caves

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, stop by Send it Home, cast your line with a fishing tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

Planning West Yellowstone trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Shoshone to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Shoshone in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in West Yellowstone: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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