20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h
2
Crazy Horse
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sturgis
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Moran
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Moose
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

5
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.
When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park travel planner.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect much colder with lows of 47°F in Glacier National Park. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Custer State Park & Wildlife Loop Road) and The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD (in Hot Springs).

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Crazy Horse travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Crazy Horse in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September in Crazy Horse, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

2
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. On the 8th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and then admire the majestic nature at Bear Butte State Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sturgis itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Sturgis takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crazy Horse to Sturgis. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sturgis when traveling from Crazy Horse in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sturgis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bear Butte State Park
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Bear Butte State Park ©
Bear Butte State Park

5
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, sightseeing, trails, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Fountain Paint Pot, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and hike along Artist Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

Getting from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sturgis in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moran.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Moran

Moran ©
Moran is an unincorporated community in south central Teton County, Wyoming, United States, which serves as one of the principal fee collection entrances to Grand Teton National Park. On the 14th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take in the awesome beauty at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moran itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Moran in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Moran, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moose.

Things to do in Moran

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

3
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Explore Moose's surroundings by going to Jackson (River Rafting & Tubing & Jackson Hole Shootout). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Teton National Park. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, and stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Moose vacation planner.

Moose is just a short distance from Moran. When traveling from Moran in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Moose, with highs around 68°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moose

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Shootout
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Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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