16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Boise
— 3 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Lewistown
— 1 night
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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Idaho State Capitol Building and Wahooz Family Fun Zone. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, learn about winemaking at Telaya Wine Co., look for gifts at Cinder Wines, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boise journey planning website.

Kalispell to Boise is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalispell in July, things will get a bit warmer in Boise: highs are around 40°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion, explore the world behind art at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, then make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Idaho Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, then see the interesting displays at Collector Corner Museum, and then stroll around Tautphaus Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip tool.

Traveling by car from Boise to Idaho Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, Idaho Falls is slightly colder than Boise - with highs of 36°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Oxbow Bend and Antler Arches of Jackson. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen Images of Nature, make a trip to Town Square, stop by Yippy I-O Candy Co, and take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary app.

Getting from Idaho Falls to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in July, things will get little chillier in Jackson Hole: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Custer.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

3
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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail and Legion Lake. When in Custer, make a side trip to see Elk Mountain Nature Trail in Wind Cave National Park, approximately Wind Cave National Park away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Sunday Gulch Trail, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Custer road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Custer, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

2
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Berlin Wall Exhibit, see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, then shop like a local with Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and finally learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills, and finally look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Custer to Rapid City in an hour. Traveling from Custer in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lewistown.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lewistown

Lewistown is a city in and the county seat of Fergus County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Hutterite King Colony Ranch and then walk around Ackley Lake State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lewistown road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Lewistown takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rapid City in July, Lewistown is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Lewistown

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

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.