21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Cooke City
Cooke City
— 2 nights
Grand Teton National Park
— 6 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Badlands National Park
— 5 nights


Cooke City — 2 nights

Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Let the collections at Cooke City Montana Museum and Yellowstone Trading Post capture your imagination. When in Cooke City, make a side trip to see Fishtail General Store in Fishtail, approximately Fishtail away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, explore and take pictures at Chief Joseph Hwy, and cruise along Beartooth Hwy.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cooke City trip builder app.

Greenville to Cooke City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Greenville to Cooke City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Greenville in September, expect Cooke City to be cooler, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park — 6 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Sacred Heart will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Murie Centre and Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Teton National Park side-trips: St. John's Episcopal Church (in Jackson) and National Bighorn Sheep Center (in Dubois). Spend the 11th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Cooke City to Grand Teton National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Cooke City in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 7 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visit Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Uncle Tom's Trail for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and S Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Boiling River.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Badlands National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Badlands National Park — 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Oglala Lakota College Historical Center and Armed Forces Display & Gifts. South Dakota's Original 1880 Town and Sage Creek Wilderness Area will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and look for gifts at Badlands Ranch Store.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for warmer days in Badlands National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.