23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Fly to Madison
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Madison
— 1 night
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Fargo
— 1 night
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Medora
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Glacier
— 4 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
On the 4th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madison online visit planner.

Hodgenville to Madison is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hodgenville to Madison is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Hodgenville in August, Madison is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fargo.

Things to do in Madison

Museums

Side Trip

Fargo

— 1 night
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Bluestem Prairie Preserve.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fargo journey planner.

You can drive from Madison to Fargo in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Fargo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Medora.

Things to do in Fargo

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House. On the next day, hike along Caprock-Coulee Trail, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, then look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Medora takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fargo in August, Medora is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for West Glacier.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier

— 4 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avalanche Lake and Glacier National Park. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Grinnell Glacier, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, look for gifts at Willow's HuckleberryLand, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier trip planner.

You can drive from Medora to West Glacier in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in West Glacier are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Gardiner), Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Observation Point Trail, &more) and Jenny Lake Trail (in Grand Teton National Park). There's more to do: explore the activities along Yellowstone River.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from West Glacier to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Glacier in August, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Biscuit Basin and Jackson Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson Hole: Moose (Mormon Row Historic District & Chapel of the Transfiguration), Castle Geyser (in Yellowstone National Park) and Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Cascade Canyon Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Oxbow Bend, snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, and view the masterpieces at Hines Goldsmiths.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole vacation tool.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, Jackson Hole is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 43°F. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Black Elk Peak and Notch Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Native American Educational and Cultural Center (in Crazy Horse), Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more) and Badlands National Park (Loop Road, Pinnacles Overlook, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Geology, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City driving holiday tool.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Rapid City by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 60°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.