17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Billings
— 1 night
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Helena
Drive
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Kalispell
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Afton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bowman
— 1 night
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Billings
— 1 night

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Billings — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Rimrock Mall and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty Street Brewing Company at the Garage.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Billings trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Billings. In July, daily temperatures in Billings can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Helena.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena online attractions planner.

Getting from Billings to Helena by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalispell.
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Kalispell — 4 nights

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Mary Lake, Virginia Falls, Baring Falls, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalispell: West Glacier (Travel Alberta West Glacier Visitor Information Centre & Hidden Lake) and Glacier National Park (Logan Pass, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Matthew's Church.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kalispell trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Helena to Kalispell in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Helena in July since evenings lows in Kalispell dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bozeman.
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Bozeman — 2 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You've added Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin, Wraith Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Gallatin Canyon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Wraith Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kalispell to Bozeman takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Afton.
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Afton — 2 nights

Afton is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mormon Row Historic District, Jenny Lake Trail, Hidden Falls, and other attractions you added.

Make your Afton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Bozeman to Afton in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bozeman in July, expect Afton to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 5 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bear Country USA, Wildlife Loop Road and Needles Highway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Yellow Mounds Overlook, Loop Road, &more), Wall Drug (in Wall) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, and take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rapid City holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Afton to Rapid City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Afton in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Bowman.
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Bowman — 1 night

Bowman is a city and county seat of Bowman County, North Dakota, United States. You've now added Theodore Roosevelt National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bowman trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rapid City to Bowman in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rapid City in July since evenings lows in Bowman dip to 54°F. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Billings.
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Billings — 1 night

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bowman to Billings in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Bowman in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Billings.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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