25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Denver
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
8
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
9
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone travel planner.

London, UK to West Yellowstone is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, expect West Yellowstone to be colder, temps between -7°C and -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store

6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
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, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
Jackson Hole

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.
Take a break from Jackson Hole with a short trip to Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, witness a stunning natural landmark at Granite Hot Springs, and don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

1
night
Estes Park

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 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Jackson Hole to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. While traveling from Jackson Hole, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Bierstadt Lake ©
Bierstadt Lake

3
nights
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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Flatirons). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the views from Denver Millennium Bridge, and explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Denver vacation planner .

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Denver, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Colorado Springs is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, make a trip to Olympic Training Center, and stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker tool .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Commonwheel Artists Co-op, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
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 19th (Sun): stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then look for gifts at Boise Town Square, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Boise Escape. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kathryn Albertson Park and then stroll through Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boise day trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Boise in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in January, you will find days in Boise are little chillier (2°C), and nights are about the same (-6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Kathryn Albertson Park ©
Kathryn Albertson Park

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, admire the architecture and history at Old Mission State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Boise to Coeur d'Alene takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in Coeur d'Alene, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Mission State Park
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in January, with lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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