15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Medora
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Walnut Grove
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Pepin
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
12
Erie
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
13
Binghamton
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Montgomery

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): shop like a local with Suzie Cappa Art Center and then have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City online sightseeing planner .

Montgomery to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Montgomery in July, expect Rapid City to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Medora.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries ©

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 29th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores, steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

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

Getting from Rapid City to Medora by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medora, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Chateau de Mores ©
Chateau de Mores

1
night
Billings

Billings ©
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. On the 30th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks, examine the collection at Moss Mansion, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally appreciate the history behind Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Medora to Billings takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Billings

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Horseback Riding Tours
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

1
night
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and then hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sky trip planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Big Sky takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Billings in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Big Sky: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Helena takes 3 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in July, expect Helena to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helena to Great Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along McDonald Creek, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, trek along Highline Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planning website .

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car. In August in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Walnut Grove.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Hidden Lake
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

1
day
Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove ©
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Shetek State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Sod House on the Prairie.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Walnut Grove trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Walnut Grove. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Walnut Grove, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Walnut Grove, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sod House on the Prairie, Lake Shetek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Shetek State Park ©
Lake Shetek State Park
Sod House on the Prairie ©
Sod House on the Prairie
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

1
night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, then meet the residents at Minnesota Zoo, then have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, and finally explore the activities along Lake Harriet.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Walnut Grove to Minneapolis in 3 hours. In August in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pepin.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

FlyOver America, Minnesota Zoo, Cathedral of Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Zoo ©
Minnesota Zoo
Lake Harriet ©
Lake Harriet
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

1
night
Pepin

Pepin ©
Pepin is a village in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center and then make a trip to Little House Wayside.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pepin day trip tool .

You can drive from Minneapolis to Pepin in 1.5 hours. In August in Pepin, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Pepin

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

National Eagle Center
Highlights from your plan
Little House Wayside ©
Little House Wayside
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pepin to Mackinac Island. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Pepin in August, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Erie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Horseback Riding Tours

1
day
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Erie Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom Ridge Environmental Center, and then take in panoramic vistas at Port Erie Bicentennial Tower.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Erie day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Erie takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mackinac Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Erie: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Binghamton.

Things to do in Erie

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Erie Zoo ©
Erie Zoo
Tom Ridge Environmental Center ©
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Port Erie Bicentennial Tower ©
Port Erie Bicentennial Tower

1
day
Binghamton

Binghamton ©
Binghamton is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Animal Adventure Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Priesthood Restoration Site, and then admire the striking features of Phelps Mansion Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Binghamton online vacation planner .

Drive from Erie to Binghamton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Erie in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Binghamton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Binghamton

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Animal Adventure Park, Priesthood Restoration Site
Highlights from your plan
Animal Adventure Park ©
Animal Adventure Park
Priesthood Restoration Site ©
Priesthood Restoration Site
Phelps Mansion Museum ©
Phelps Mansion Museum

Similar Plans

16 days in Minneapolis & Atlanta BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 46 days in Georgia, Florida & Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 53 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 45 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans