22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 1 night
Drive to Glendive, Fly to Billings
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Billings
— 1 night
Drive
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Cody
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Shoshone
— 1 night
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
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Boise
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Glacier National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then trek along Presidential Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, look for gifts at Pawnseum, then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Rapid City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in September since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then contemplate the long history of Custer House, then steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, and finally have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Bismarck by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rapid City in September since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

1
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Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Medora trip planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bismarck in September, expect nights in Medora to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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. On the 17th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Western Heritage Center, then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and finally look for gifts at Scheels.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Billings trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Medora to Billings in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Medora in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Billings. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

1
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Cody

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
On the 18th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, take an in-depth tour of Plains Indian Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Plan trip to Cody with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Billings to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Billings in September: highs in Cody hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cody to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. In September, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Cody - with highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: hike along Lone Star Geyser, stroll through Monument Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

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 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, then cruise along Teton Park Road, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park itinerary site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Jackson Hole

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.
On the 26th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Town Square, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Hines Goldsmiths, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

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Shoshone

Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. On the 27th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Black Magic Canyon, explore the fascinating underground world of Shoshone Indian Ice Caves, and then Head underground at Idaho's Mammoth Cave.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Shoshone visit planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Shoshone by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Shoshone reach 76°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Shoshone

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth National Forest, trek along Snake River Canyon Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Twin Falls travel planning site.

Drive from Shoshone to Twin Falls in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freak Alley Gallery, then do a tasting at Telaya Wine Co., then trek along Boise River Greenbelt, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Barbarian Brewing. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Ste. Chapelle Winery, then do a tasting at Williamson Orchard & Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Fujishin Family Cellars.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Boise trip app.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Boise are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.