19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cooke City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Billings
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Williston
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Jump Creek and Hulls Gulch Nature Trail. Let the collections at Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum and Idaho Military History Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Boise with a short trip to Williamson Orchard & Vineyard in Caldwell, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First United Methodist Church and admire the landmark architecture of Boise Mormon Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise route planner .

San Francisco to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Boise hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Williamson Orchard & Vineyard, Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum, Jump Creek
Highlights from your plan
Jump Creek ©
Jump Creek
Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum ©
Idaho Military History Museum ©
Idaho Military History Museum

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Herrett Center for Arts and Science, take in the dramatic scenery at Auger Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Pillar Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Auger Falls ©
Auger Falls
Pillar Falls ©
Pillar Falls
Herrett Center for Arts and Science ©

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Popular historic sites such as Lone Star Geyser and Yellowstone Historic Center are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Steamboat Geyser and Artists’ Paintpots. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, Yellowstone Institute, & more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, stop by Eagle's Store, and head outdoors with Madison River Outfitters.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Twin Falls to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. When traveling from Twin Falls in July, plan for slightly colder days in West Yellowstone, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Geyser ©
Steamboat Geyser
Mystic Falls Trail ©
Mystic Falls Trail
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 20th (Sat), trek along Grotto Falls Trail, then stop by Montana Gift Corral, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, and finally examine the collection at Children's Museum of Bozeman.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in July; daily highs in Bozeman reach 86°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Montana Gift Corral ©
Montana Gift Corral

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Escape the urban bustle at Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Firehole Lake Drive. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle Geyser and North Rim Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park (Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, Sulphur Caldron, & more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail, identify plant and animal life at Old Gardiner Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Wraith Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bozeman in July: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 77°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River ©
Fort Yellowstone Historic District ©

3
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chief Joseph Hwy and Lake Butte Overlook. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cooke City Montana Museum and Fishtail General Store. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cooke City: Yellowstone National Park (Trout Lake Trail & Slough Creek) and Natural Bridge State Park (in Big Timber). There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Bear Tooth Pass Hwy and look for gifts at Cooke City General Store.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cooke City day trip planning app .

You can drive from Gardiner to Cooke City in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cooke City are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Cooke City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Fishtail General Store, Natural Bridge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Butte Overlook ©
Lake Butte Overlook
Trout Lake Trail ©
Trout Lake Trail
Slough Creek ©
Slough Creek

1
night
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): shop like a local with Toucan Gallery, then have fun and explore at Wise Wonders Children's Museum, then do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and finally appreciate the history behind Pompeys Pillar.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Billings trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Cooke City to Billings in 3 hours. Traveling from Cooke City in July, expect nights in Billings to be much hotter, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wise Wonders Children's Museum ©
Wise Wonders Children's Museum
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center, then stroll through Caprock-Coulee Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore by horseback at Maah Daah Hey Trail, see the interesting displays at Billings County Court House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Little Missouri National Grassland.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Medora day trip site .

Getting from Billings to Medora by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Billings in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Medora, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Caprock-Coulee Trail
Highlights from your plan
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame ©
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
Little Missouri National Grassland ©

1
night
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, then steep yourself in history at Fort Buford State Historic Site, and then pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Williston road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Williston takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Williston. In July in Williston, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Buford State Historic Site ©
Fort Buford State Historic Site
Sitting Bull ©
Sitting Bull

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cracker Lake Hike, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Glacier National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Williston to Glacier National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Williston in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cracker Lake Hike ©
Cracker Lake Hike
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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