17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bedford
Drive:  32​h
1
Big Sky
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Depoe Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Fort Bragg
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
5
Sturgis
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Bedford

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Beehive Basin Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, and then get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, pause for some serene contemplation at The Soldiers Chapel, and then stroll through Ousel Falls Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Big Sky driving holiday planner.

Bedford to Big Sky is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bedford to Big Sky, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bedford in September, expect nights in Big Sky to be cooler, around 32°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Depoe Bay.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel

2
nights
Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. On the 4th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll around Whale Park, then take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, and finally look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Roads End State Recreation Site.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Sky to Depoe Bay. Traveling from Big Sky to Depoe Bay, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Big Sky in September since evenings lows in Depoe Bay dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Depoe Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

South Beach State Park, Roads End State Recreation Site, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Roads End State Recreation Site ©
Roads End State Recreation Site

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 6th (Fri), cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy, then identify plant and animal life at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well and then trek along Hobbit Trail.

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Traveling by car from Depoe Bay to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Thor's Well, Oregon Coast Hwy
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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

4
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Escape the urban bustle at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA and Noyo Headlands Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jug Handle State Reserve and Salt Point State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Bragg: Handley Cellars Winery (in Philo) and Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more). There's much more to do: hike along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Beach, and examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg trip builder .

Traveling by car from Florence to Fort Bragg takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Jug Handle State Reserve, Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, Salt Point State Park, Handley Cellars Winery
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Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Salt Point State Park ©
Salt Point State Park
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

3
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Visiting Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center and Roughlock Falls Nature Area will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and explore the striking landscape at Black Hills.

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Explore your travel options from Fort Bragg to Sturgis with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Bragg to Sturgis is 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in September, expect nights in Sturgis to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sturgis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

South Dakota, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Roughlock Falls Nature Area, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Black Hills ©
Black Hills

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