28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
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Dallas
— Few hours
Drive:  18​h 30​min
2
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Twin Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
10
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
11
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
12
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
13
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Dallas. In August, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Moab planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Dallas to Moab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, Moab is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel route planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio, then make a trip to Town Square, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally trek along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip app .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along Snake River Canyon Trail, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Minidoka Internment, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Centennial Waterfront Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Miracle Hot Springs, and then explore the striking landscape at Balanced Rock County Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Twin Falls sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Twin Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, things will get a bit warmer in Twin Falls: highs are around 88°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buhl, Minidoka Internment
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
Miracle Hot Springs ©
Miracle Hot Springs

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 15th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, get your game on at Boise Escape, then hike along Boise River Greenbelt, and finally ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building. On the next day, stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then look for gifts at Cinder Wines.

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Getting from Twin Falls to Boise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cinder Wines
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

1
night
Portland

Portland
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland visit website .

Getting from Boise to Portland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland. Traveling from Boise in August, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. You will leave for Seattle on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Highline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 48°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Custer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: highs in Custer hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

1
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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville USA, then admire all the interesting features of Newman Outdoor Field, and then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church and then learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fargo tour planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Fargo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Fargo is 1 hour. Traveling from Custer in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fargo, with lows of 58°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©
Newman Outdoor Field ©
Newman Outdoor Field

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip planner .

Getting from Fargo to Medora by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fargo in August, plan for little chillier nights in Medora, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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