29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 5 nights
Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Baden-Baden

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Glacier National Park

— 4 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: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park holiday builder tool.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Glacier National Park is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Baden-Baden to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baden-Baden in June, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Glacier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Take a break from Coeur d'Alene with a short trip to Northern Pacific Depot in Wallace, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, hike along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at North Idaho Centennial Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Art Spirit Gallery.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene day trip site.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 24°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, and stroll through Trout Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Schwabacher Landing, Taggart Lake, &more). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Oxbow Bend and get outside with Teton Backcountry Rentals.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Custer.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Custer

— 5 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (in Lead), Devils Tower National Monument (in Devils Tower) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Windcross Conservancy, take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Custer route planner.

You can fly from Denver to Custer in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Custer is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

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.