17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
5
Cody
— 1 night
6
Denver
— 2 nights
7
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
8
Boise
— 1 night

3
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Going-to-the-Sun Road and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
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.
Attractions like Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Wildlife Art and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon Trail, String Lake, &more) and Blacktail Ponds Overlook (in Moose).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole travel planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Jackson Hole at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by Eagle's Store, thenfind something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in West Yellowstone when traveling from Jackson Hole in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

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

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, thenget your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cody, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cody: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): catch a live event at Coors Field, thentake in the views from Denver Millennium Bridge, thencontemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, thensee the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cody to Denver in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Cody, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 5th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, thenget your game on at Boise Escape, thencontemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Boise trip planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Boise in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Boise is somewhat warmer than Colorado Springs - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

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