23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Rochester
— 2 nights
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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to MBS International Airport, Drive to Cadillac
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Cadillac
— 3 nights
Drive to MBS International Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport

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West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Goat Lick Overlook, Swiftcurrent Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our West Glacier itinerary website.

Durham to West Glacier is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to West Glacier is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in July: highs in West Glacier hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 2 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gardiner road trip app.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Gardiner takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from West Glacier in July, things will get slightly colder in Gardiner: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 5 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Solitary Geyser, Blue Star Spring, &more) and Big Sky (Nature & Wildlife Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Taggart Lake, &more) and Yellowstone National Park (Upper Geyser Basin & Morning Glory Pool). There's still lots to do: cast your line with Reel Deal Anglers, surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions, and don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole sightseeing planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Custer is known for nature, scenic drive, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Custer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, then take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip website.

You can drive from Custer to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Custer in July, with highs in Badlands National Park at 91°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Rochester

— 2 nights
Rochester is a city in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Garvin Heights City Park and then explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rochester road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Rochester takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Rochester, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rochester, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cadillac.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cadillac

— 3 nights
Cadillac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and is the county seat of Wexford County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cadillac: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (in Empire), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Grayling) and Ludington (The Jam Farm, Stearns Park, &more).

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cadillac trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rochester to Cadillac. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rochester to Cadillac. Traveling from Rochester in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cadillac, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cadillac

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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.

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.