17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Medora
— 3 nights
Drive to Williston Basin International Airport, Fly to Glacier Park International Airport

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Glacier National Park

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park day trip planning website.

Kalispell to Glacier National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

3
nights
Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for trails, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, stop by Cinder Wines, meet the residents at Zoo Boise, and appreciate the history behind Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Boise takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Boise at 40°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

3
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (42-mile Scenic Loop Drive & Grand Teton). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen Images of Nature.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. While traveling from Boise, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Custer.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Go for a jaunt from Custer to Keystone to see Presidential Trail about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Custer driving holiday tool.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Custer by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jackson Hole in July since evenings lows in Custer dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

3
nights
Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. When in Medora, make a side trip to see Makoshika State Park in Glendive, approximately Glendive away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit, and contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Medora trip planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Medora takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

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.

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.