17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Duluth
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
8
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Worthington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Duluth

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bismarck itinerary tool .

Duluth to Bismarck is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in August: highs in Bismarck hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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Red Lodge

Red Lodge
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 11th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Chief Joseph Hwy and then cruise along Beartooth Highway.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Red Lodge road trip app .

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Red Lodge takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Red Lodge is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Chief Joseph Hwy, Beartooth Highway

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
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 (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then hike along Artist Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Red Lodge to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Red Lodge in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Jackson Hole

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.
On the 14th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. On your second day here, snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally make a trip to Town Square.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online route maker .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Moose
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are warmer (67°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get great views at Inspiration Point, then get great views at Paria View, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In August, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. In August, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 45°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks

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Canon City

Canon City
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canon City online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Canon City. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 61°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Union Station, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Canon City to Denver by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 22nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Rapid City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rapid City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Worthington.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Deadwood, Sylvan Lake
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

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Worthington

Worthington ©
Worthington is a city and county seat of Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Jeffers Petroglyphs, then steep yourself in history at Ingalls' Homestead, and then examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Worthington online tour builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rapid City to Worthington. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Worthington is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rapid City in August: highs in Worthington hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 59°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Worthington

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walnut Grove, Jeffers Petroglyphs, Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Jeffers Petroglyphs ©
Jeffers Petroglyphs
Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum ©
Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

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