17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Big Rapids
— 2 nights
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Drive to MBS International Airport, Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive to Cody, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 5 nights
Fly to Nashville International Airport, Drive to Cookeville
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Cookeville
— 2 nights
Drive to Nashville International Airport, Fly to MBS International Airport

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Big Rapids

— 2 nights
Big Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill, trek along Pere Marquette Rail Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Deerfield Nature Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Rapids sightseeing planner.

Midland to Big Rapids is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In June in Big Rapids, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Big Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

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: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls, and admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Rapids to Glacier National Park. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Big Rapids in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally stop by Send it Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip site.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 21st (Sun), walk around Sacajawea Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gardiner tour planning site.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. In June in Gardiner, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Denver

— 5 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo & Garden of the Gods), Foster's Place Playground (in Georgetown) and Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, stroll through Lumpy Ridge loop, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver journey planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Gardiner to Denver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in June; daily highs in Denver reach 83°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cookeville.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Cookeville

— 2 nights
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cumberland Caverns and then admire the sheer force of Fall Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Dogwood park and then admire the majestic nature at Cummins Falls State Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cookeville attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denver to Cookeville. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Cookeville. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cookeville when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cookeville

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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.

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.