39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 6 nights
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Cody
— 4 nights
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
— 3 nights
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Fargo
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Visiting Yellowstone Day Tours and Teton Pass will get you outdoors. Museum of Idaho and Rexburg Idaho Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Idaho Falls (Snake River Greenbelt & Idaho Falls River Walk), Grand Teton Brewing Company (in Victor) and Grand Teton Distillery (in Driggs). On the 1st (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Targhee Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: cast your line with Reel Deal Anglers, play a few rounds at Teton Pines Country Club, view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio, and learn about winemaking at Jackson Hole Winery.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole vacation site.

Phoenix to Jackson Hole is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in November; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 39°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Yellowstone Day Tours ©
Yellowstone Day Tours
Reel Deal Anglers ©
Reel Deal Anglers
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

3
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Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Popular historic sites such as Earthquake Lake and The Soldiers Chapel are in your itinerary. Visiting Ousel Falls Trail and Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Big Sky to West Yellowstone to see Yellowstone Big Gun Fun about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, take a pleasant ride with 320 Guest Ranch, cast your line with a fishing tour, and hit the slopes at Yellowstone Club.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Big Sky online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Big Sky takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in December; daily highs in Big Sky reach 21°F and lows reach -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

7
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Visiting Mystic Falls Trail and Lamar Valley will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Back Mountain and Old Gardiner Road. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail, and head outdoors with Bridge Bay Marina.

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Traveling by car from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in December, and nighttime lows around 3°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

4
nights
Cody

Cody ©

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and Old West Miniature Village and Museum. Get in touch with nature at Historic Cody Mural and Museum and Beartooth Basin. Venture out of the city with trips to Meeteetse (Meeteetse Museums & Kirwin Ghost Town). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC, admire the masterpieces at Whitney Western Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, and see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cody, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in Cody hover around 34°F and lows are around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

4
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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Firehouse Wine Cellars and Adams House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel in the Hills and Sage Creek Wilderness Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Black Hills Helicopters (in Keystone), Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center (in Belle Fourche) and Deadwood (Terry Peak Ski Area, Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Crow Peak Brewing Company, and stop by Alex Johnson Mercantile.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cody to Rapid City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Adams House ©
Adams House

2
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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, then get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, then ride a horse along Maah Daah Hey Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Post Office, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and finally see the interesting displays at Billings County Court House Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Medora day trip tool.

You can drive from Rapid City to Medora in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, Medora is slightly colder than Rapid City - with highs of 28°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Harold Schafer Heritage Center ©
Harold Schafer Heritage Center
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and Welk Homestead State Historic Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Huff Hills Ski Area and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Step out of Bismarck to go to Center and see Cross Ranch State Park, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Gateway to Science, grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Bismarck are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
Welk Homestead State Historic Site ©
Welk Homestead State Historic Site

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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. Get some cultural insight at Fargo Air Museum and Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. Explore hidden gems such as The Spa Within and Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Phelps Mill (in Underwood), Otto the Big Otter (in Fergus Falls) and Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (in Rochert). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, test your problem-solving skills at Escape House Fargo, pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, and get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fargo trip planning site.

You can drive from Bismarck to Fargo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Prairie Wetlands Learning Center ©
Prairie Wetlands Learning Center
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County ©
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Get outdoors at Avalanche Lake and Swiftcurrent Pass Hike. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swiftcurrent Mountain and McDonald Creek. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with John's Lake Loop, get a dose of the wild on Sun Tours, hike along Goat Lick Overlook, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online trip maker.

Getting from Fargo to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Glacier National Park. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Fargo in December, with lows around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Swiftcurrent Pass Hike ©
Swiftcurrent Pass Hike
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook

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