15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Big Sky
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pocatello
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Bologna

1
day
Big Sky

Big Sky
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 29th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and then trek along Ousel Falls Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Big Sky trip planner .

Bologna, Italy to Big Sky is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Bologna to Big Sky due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bologna, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Big Sky, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Tours Trails

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to S Rim Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive. Step out of the city life by going to Biscuit Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

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You can drive from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cascade Canyon Trail and Inspiration Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oxbow Bend and Jenny Lake. Spend the 3rd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Antelope Flats, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cunningham Cabin, and take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole online trip maker .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

1
night
Pocatello

Pocatello ©
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. On the 6th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, meet the residents at Zoo Idaho, then examine the collection at Bannock County Historical Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pocatello trip planner .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Pocatello in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in October, with highs in Pocatello at 20°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Pocatello

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Idaho ©
Zoo Idaho
Bannock County Historical Museum ©
Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Trinity Episcopal Church

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Fatali Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip app .

You can drive from Pocatello to Salt Lake City in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pocatello in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Salt Lake City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Park City, Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Red Butte Garden ©
Red Butte Garden
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 9th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then trek along Highline Trail, and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Glacier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in October; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 11th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail, admire all the interesting features of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene day trip app .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Coeur d'Alene when traveling from Glacier National Park in October, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

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