23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Oakland
— 4 nights
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Bend
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Oakland

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oakland: Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings, Balloon Rides, &more), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oakland trip maker app.

San Luis Obispo to Oakland is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, plan for slightly colder days in Oakland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bend.

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bend

— 1 night
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): walk around Drake Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oakland to Bend takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oakland in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bend, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Missoula.

Things to do in Bend

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Missoula

— 4 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Old Montana Prison Complex (in Deer Lodge), Helena (Cathedral of St. Helena & Montana State Capitol) and Butte (Berkeley Pit & World Museum of Mining). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Missoula Farmer's Market, get a new perspective on nature at Fort Missoula Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Missoula vacation planner.

You can fly from Bend to Missoula in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bend to Missoula due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park day trip site.

Getting from Missoula to Glacier National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. October in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Missoula

— 4 nights
Explore Missoula's surroundings by going to Ohrmann Museum & Gallery (in Drummond) and Philipsburg Brewing Company (in Philipsburg). See even more of Missoula: find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, admire the masterpieces at Missoula Art Museum, stroll through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and stroll around Caras Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Missoula trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get great views at Lookout Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Missoula - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Jackson Hole

— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton & 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Vertical Harvest, and don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole online trip builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.