22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Yakima
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kalispell
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Gillette
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Amsterdam

2
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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.
On the 25th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then stroll around Discovery Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yakima.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Yakima

Yakima
Yakima is a U.S. To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yakima online vacation planner .

You can drive from Seattle to Yakima in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in Yakima to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Yakima

Wineries Outdoors Parks

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, and then walk around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at KnitKnit, then get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then walk around McEuen Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene attractions planner .

You can drive from Yakima to Coeur d'Alene in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yakima in August: highs in Coeur d'Alene hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
McEuen Park ©
McEuen Park

2
nights
Kalispell

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Conrad Mansion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Matthew's Church, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lone Pine State Park, admire the majestic nature at Flathead Lake State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kalispell trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Kalispell in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Kalispell. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, Kalispell is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Kalispell

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Whitefish Depot
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park

1
night
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. On the 31st (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, then explore the galleries of Copper King Mansion, then steep yourself in history at World Museum of Mining, and finally get great views at Berkeley Pit.

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

Drive from Kalispell to Butte in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Butte are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Big Sky.

Things to do in Butte

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook
Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Ousel Falls Trail, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Big Sky trip planner .

Getting from Butte to Big Sky by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Butte in August, with highs in Big Sky at 28°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hike along Jenny Lake Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the next day, cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, and then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Grand Teton National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Grand Teton National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cody travel planning website .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Cody in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cody, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gillette.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Buffalo Bill Dam ©
Buffalo Bill Dam
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

1
night
Gillette

Gillette ©
Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eagle Butte Coal Mine, examine the collection at Rockpile Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gillette Brewing Company, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Big Lost Meadery and Brewery. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the wide-open spaces of Durham Ranch.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gillette trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Cody to Gillette takes 4.5 hours. In September in Gillette, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Gillette

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Big Lost Meadery and Brewery ©
Big Lost Meadery and Brewery
Rockpile Museum ©
Rockpile Museum
Eagle Butte Coal Mine ©
Eagle Butte Coal Mine

2
nights
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 7th (Sat), learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, then meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City road trip tool .

You can drive from Gillette to Rapid City in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gillette in September, Rapid City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. On the 8th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, then explore and take pictures at Needles Highway, and then pause for some photo ops at Bicycle Sculpture. On the next day, trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wind Cave National Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Rapid City to Hot Springs by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Rapid City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Hot Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Bicycle Sculpture, Needles Highway, Wildlife Loop Road
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

1
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Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Wyoming State Capitol and then explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cheyenne trip builder .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Cheyenne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Capitol ©
Wyoming State Capitol

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Cheyenne to Estes Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. While traveling from Cheyenne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 11°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Outdoors Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 11th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Denver visit planning tool .

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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