29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Keystone
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Grand Rapids
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Portland

8
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Earthquake Lake and The Soldiers Chapel. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mesa Falls. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Gardiner (Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets & River Rafting & Tubing), Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports & Lone Peak) and Island Park (in Eaton Rapids). And it doesn't end there: hike along Jenny Lake Trail, take a peaceful walk through Teton National Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning website .

Portland to West Yellowstone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to West Yellowstone due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and colder nights in West Yellowstone, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Big Sky, Gardiner, Beartooth Highway, Island Park, Teton National Forest
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Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
River Rafting & Tubing
Fishing Charters & Tours

8
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and Biscuit Basin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, admire the local landmark of Fountain Paint Pot, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

5
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You'll explore and learn at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Custer (Custer State Park, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, & more). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's lots more to do: cruise along Needles Highway, view the masterpieces at Insideout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, and go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Keystone travel route site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In June, Keystone is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, South Dakota
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Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gilmore Car Museum and Grand Rapids Public Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Stearns Park and Oval Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Rapids side-trips: Little Sable Point Lighthouse (in Mears), J. Petter Galleries (in Douglas) and Ludington State Park (in Ludington). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pier Cove Park, examine the collection at Air Zoo, and look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Rapids route tool .

Fly from Keystone to Grand Rapids in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Grand Rapids is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in June; daily highs in Grand Rapids reach 79°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ludington, Hart, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Pier Cove Park, Gilmore Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Rapids Public Museum ©
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park

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