19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  10​h 15​min
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Saint Paul
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Albert Lea
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rapid City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Billings
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Ellensburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Stavanger

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Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Paul trip planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Saint Paul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Saint Paul: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albert Lea.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Science Museum of Minnesota ©
Science Museum of Minnesota

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Albert Lea

Albert Lea
Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County, in the southeastern part of the State of Minnesota. To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Albert Lea online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Saint Paul to Albert Lea in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Albert Lea can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off toSioux Falls.

Things to do in Albert Lea

Parks Nature Museums

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, then learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery, and finally walk around Falls Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Albert Lea to Sioux Falls in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Strawbale Winery
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery

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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 9th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, then view the masterpieces at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planner.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries ©
Suzie Cappa Art Center ©
Suzie Cappa Art Center
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood day trip website .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Deadwood takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Deadwood. September in Deadwood sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Deadwood

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Scott Jacobs Studio

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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. Get a sense of the local culture at Moss Mansion and Toucan Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Yellowstone Art Museum and Western Heritage Center. Step out of Billings to go to Pompeys Pillar and see Pompeys Pillar National Monument, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Four Dances Recreation Area, sample the tasty concoctions at Angry Hank's Microbrewery, and explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Billings road trip app .

Getting from Deadwood to Billings by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Billings. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Yellowstone Art Museum ©
Yellowstone Art Museum

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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 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, look for gifts at Wayne's Boot Shop, then get a taste of the local shopping with Whitney Gallery, and finally get outside with River Runners.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cody itinerary builder .

Drive from Billings to Cody in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Billings in September: highs in Cody hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

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Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, and then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner trip planner .

Drive from Cody to Gardiner in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in September, things will get little chillier in Gardiner: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Horseback Riding Tours

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Sky Brewing, then see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to Missoula in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in September, with highs in Missoula at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Ellensburg.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
St. Francis Xavier Church ©
St. Francis Xavier Church
Big Sky Brewing ©
Big Sky Brewing

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Ellensburg

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. On the 17th (Tue), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall, then examine the collection at Kittitas County Historical Museum, then trek along Umtanum Canyon Trail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Iron Horse Brewery.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ellensburg holiday builder tool .

Drive from Missoula to Ellensburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Missoula in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ellensburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ellensburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan
Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall ©
Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall
Kittitas County Historical Museum ©
Kittitas County Historical Museum

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Head to Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Squarefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Ellinor and Mercer Slough Nature Park. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, steep yourself in history at King Street Station, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Ellensburg to Seattle in 2 hours. While traveling from Ellensburg, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Ellinor, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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