16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Boise
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Spend the 20th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, stroll through Taggart Lake, and snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moose online travel planner .

Washington DC to Moose is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Moose is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect nights in Moose to be much colder, around 44°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Moose to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moose in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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.
Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and stroll through Highline Trail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary website .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in July; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then admire all the interesting features of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene day trip planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Coeur d'Alene when traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

1
day
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 31st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kathryn Albertson Park, have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Boise vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coeur d'Alene to Boise in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July; daily highs in Boise reach 94°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Kathryn Albertson Park ©
Kathryn Albertson Park

3
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step out of Denver with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denver travel planner .

Getting from Boise to Denver by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boise in July: highs in Denver hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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