17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Fargo
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 1 night
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Taxi to Glendive, Fly to Billings, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Fargo

— 1 night
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Discover how to plan a Fargo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Los Angeles to Fargo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Fargo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Tue), wander the wide-open spaces of Elkhorn Ranch Site, get great views at Badlands Overlook, and then contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Medora day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Medora takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Medora. Traveling from Fargo in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Medora. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Cistern Spring, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Medora to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Medora in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip builder app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 26th (Wed): make a trip to Temple Square, then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planning site.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jackson Hole in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then view the masterpieces at Gallery Moab LCA, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moab day trip website.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Moab takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip site.

Getting from Moab to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Moab to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 101°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos · Historic Sites

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.