18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
2
Stanley
— 1 night
3
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
4
Driggs
— 1 night
5
Lead
— 2 nights
6
Custer
— 2 nights
7
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
8
Rhinelander
— 3 nights

4
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Iceberg Lake Trail and St.Mary Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Swiftcurrent Falls and Running Eagle Falls. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to East Glacier Park and see Aster Falls, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and trek along Siyeh Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip tool.

Green Bay to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Green Bay to Glacier National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Green Bay in September, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Aster Falls
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Mystic Saddle Ranch, thenexplore the activities along Redfish Lake, thenget engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Stanley Lake.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Stanley. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Stanley, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature Parks Tours
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Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Stanley Lake ©
Stanley Lake
Mystic Saddle Ranch ©
Mystic Saddle Ranch

1
night
Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, thenget a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Idaho Falls online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Stanley to Idaho Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stanley in September; daily highs in Idaho Falls reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Driggs.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Idaho Falls River Walk
Idaho Falls River Walk
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park ©
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

1
night
Driggs

Driggs ©
Driggs is a city in Teton County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): trot along with Bagley's Teton Mountain Ranch and then cast your line with Teton Valley Lodge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Driggs trip builder site.

Drive from Idaho Falls to Driggs in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Idaho Falls in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Driggs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lead.

Things to do in Driggs

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bagley's Teton Mountain Ranch
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Teton Valley Lodge ©
Teton Valley Lodge
Bagley's Teton Mountain Ranch ©
Bagley's Teton Mountain Ranch

2
nights
Lead

Lead ©
Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, thenget engrossed in the history at Black Hills Mining Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area. Keep things going the next day: trek along Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lead trip maker.

Drive from Driggs to Lead in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Driggs to Lead, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Driggs in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lead, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Lead

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, Bridal Veil Falls
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Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail ©
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 14th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake, thenhike along Little Devil's Tower Trail, and finally see the top attractions with Black Hills Aerial Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): soar above the sights with Black Hills Balloons, thenstroll through Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, and then explore the activities along Legion Lake.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer trip maker tool.

You can drive from Lead to Custer in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lead to Custer due to the time zone difference. September in Custer sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Horse Thief Lake
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Black Hills Balloons ©
Black Hills Balloons
Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake
Horse Thief Lake ©
Horse Thief Lake

3
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook, thentrek along Door Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally hike along Notch Trail. On the next day, hike along Saddle Pass Trail, trek along Castle Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Custer to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Custer in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rhinelander.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

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nights
Rhinelander

Rhinelander ©
Rhinelander is a city in and the county seat of Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Bond Falls and Three Lakes Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Rib Mountain State Park and Northwoods Wildlife Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhinelander: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (in Wausau), Mullins Cheese (in Mosinee) and Pirates Hideaway (in Eagle River). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Bearskin State Trail and don't miss a visit to John Heisman's Grave of Heisman Trophy fame.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rhinelander attractions tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Badlands National Park to Rhinelander. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Rhinelander due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Badlands National Park in September, expect nights in Rhinelander to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhinelander

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wausau, Minocqua, Three Lakes Winery, Mullins Cheese, Pirates Hideaway
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Rib Mountain State Park ©
Rib Mountain State Park
Pirates Hideaway ©
Pirates Hideaway

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