31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Fargo
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company.

Make your Fargo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Philadelphia to Fargo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Fargo. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in May, with highs in Fargo at 69°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Fargo

Golf Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Maple River Winery
Highlights from your plan
Edgewood Golf ©
Edgewood Golf
Drekker Brewing Company ©
Drekker Brewing Company
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo

4
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.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, trek along Piegan Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner .

Getting from Fargo to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fargo to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fargo in May since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip maker tool .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in May, with highs in West Yellowstone at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

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.
Get in touch with nature at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, trek along Trout Lake Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planning tool .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive 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
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Blacktail Ponds Overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Teton Point Turnout, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, & more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Jackson Hole Winery, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and sample the fine beverages at Jackson Hole Still Works.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online vacation planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Jackson Hole: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get in touch with nature at The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, explore the striking landscape of Observation Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Jackson Hole to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In May, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Arches National Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Delicate Arch about 38 minutes away. On the 24th (Sun), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, cruise along Scenic Byway of Highway 128, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in May since evenings lows in Moab dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Delicate Arch, Scenic Byway of Highway 128
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get outdoors at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Loop Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Custer State Park, & more) and Badlands National Park (Bigfoot Pass Overlook, Big Badlands Overlook, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, stop by Alex Johnson Mercantile, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Moab in May, plan for little chillier days in Rapid City, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Custer, Prairie Berry Winery, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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