21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Seattle
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Boise
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Yellowstone National Park
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Branson
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Ocean City
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 1 day
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Custer
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In November, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Boise.

Things to do in Seattle

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): shop like a local with Boise Art Glass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Boise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Boise takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 32°F in Boise. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 day

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Boise to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. While traveling from Boise, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 33°F to lows of 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, expect Jackson Hole to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°F and 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Branson

— 1 night

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Crooked Sky Trading Post.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Branson using our trip planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Branson in 21 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in November, with highs in Branson at 58°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at City Museum, then take a stroll through Soulard, then stop by Ted Drew's Frozen Custard, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis road trip planning app.

Getting from Branson to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Circle Centre Mall.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis road trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Indianapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then stop by Jungle Jim's Eastgate.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, then kick back and relax at Huntington Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cleveland itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Cleveland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in November since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms, admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Independence National Historical Park, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Washington State Park, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Baltimore

— 1 night

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): meet the residents at National Aquarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fell's Point, and then explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Baltimore travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. November in Baltimore sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Ocean City

— 1 night

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean City Beach, stop by Harris teeter, then see the interesting displays at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Ocean City.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ocean City day trip planning tool.

Getting from Baltimore to Ocean City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then browse for treasures at Williamsburg Antique Mall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Williamsburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ocean City in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Williamsburg, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Virginia, engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and then contemplate the long history of Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Omaha

— 1 day

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 30th (Fri), shop like a local with Old Market and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha attractions planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Omaha by car takes about 22.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Virginia Beach to Omaha due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Virginia Beach in November, with highs in Omaha at 52°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer visit planning app.

Drive from Omaha to Custer in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Custer. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Omaha in November, with highs in Custer at 45°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Glacier National Park

— 1 day

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Custer to Glacier National Park in 14.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Custer, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 29°F to lows of 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.