16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive
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Custer
Drive
3
Devils Tower
Drive
4
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Sheridan
— 1 day
Drive
6
Crow Agency
Drive
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Hardin
Drive
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Fort Benton
— 1 night
Drive
9
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
10
Bigfork
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Grand Teton National Park
Drive
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Jackson Hole
Drive
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Afton
— 1 night
Drive
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Ogden
Drive
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Park City
Drive
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Provo
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 day
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Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, get outside with Main Street Square, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA.

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New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Rapid City is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Rapid City

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Custer trip planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Custer by car takes about an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rapid City in September since evenings lows in Custer dip to 45°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

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You can drive from Custer to Devils Tower in 2 hours. September in Devils Tower sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Buffalo

— 1 night
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buffalo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Buffalo takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sheridan.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Sheridan

— 1 day
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. On the 6th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Bighorn National Forest.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sheridan road trip planner.

Getting from Buffalo to Sheridan by car takes about an hour. September in Sheridan sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Sheridan

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Crow Agency

Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Crow Agency trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sheridan to Crow Agency by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Crow Agency sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will leave for Hardin on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Tours

Hardin

Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hardin visit planner.

Hardin is very close to Crow Agency. In September, daytime highs in Hardin are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Fort Benton.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Tours

Fort Benton

— 1 night
Fort Benton is a city in and the county seat of Chouteau County, Montana, United States. On the 7th (Tue), snap pictures at Fort Benton Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Northern Great Plains. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at White Cliffs and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Benton online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hardin to Fort Benton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hardin in September, things will get a bit cooler in Fort Benton: highs are around 70°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Fort Benton

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

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 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fort Benton to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Fort Benton in September, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bigfork.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Bigfork

Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bigfork itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Bigfork takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Helena.

Things to do in Bigfork

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helena online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bigfork to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bigfork in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Helena, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Helena to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. In September, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Helena - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). You will leave for Jackson Hole on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole driving holiday site.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole in an hour. September in Jackson Hole sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 38°F at night. You will leave for Afton on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Afton

— 1 night
Afton is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Afton day trip app.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Afton in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Ogden.

Things to do in Afton

Historic Sites

Ogden

Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10mi east of the Great Salt Lake and 40mi north of Salt Lake City. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get in on the family fun at George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park and then don't miss a visit to Historic 25th Street.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ogden trip planner.

Drive from Afton to Ogden in 3 hours. When traveling from Afton in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Ogden, with highs around 78°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Park City.

Things to do in Ogden

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Park City itinerary planner.

Drive from Ogden to Park City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ogden in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Park City, with lows of 42°F. You'll set off for Provo on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Provo

— 1 night
Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located 43mi south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point, and then have fun and explore at The Soap Factory.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Provo using our trip planner.

You can drive from Park City to Provo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Park City in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Provo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Provo

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see Off-Road Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Deep Desert Expeditions.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Provo to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Provo in September, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Phoenix

— 1 day
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Phoenix to be warmer, temps between 99°F and 78°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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 · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
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.