39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Fargo
— 1 day
Drive
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly to Cody, Drive to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Drive to Hutchinson
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Hutchinson
— 10 nights
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Fargo — 1 day

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 18th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fargo trip planner.

Austin to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in July, expect Fargo to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Medora.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Medora — 2 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Fargo to Medora by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; 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 Fargo in July, Medora is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Rapid City.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Rapid City — 4 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Bring the kids along to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Appreciate the collections at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Suzie Cappa Art Center. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City trip builder.

You can drive from Medora to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Medora in July, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to West Yellowstone in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Rapid City in July, you will find days in West Yellowstone are little chillier (77°F), and nights are much colder (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Jackson Hole — 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail will thrill your kids. Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Chapel of the Sacred Heart (in Moose) and Taggart Lake (in Grand Teton National Park). There's much more to do: cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, stroll through Oxbow Bend, get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, and do sightseeing at your own pace with Teton Backcountry Rentals.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole travel itinerary planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Glacier National Park — 6 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden Wall and Museum of the Plains Indian. Escape the urban bustle at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Highline Trail. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Faithful and Aurum Geyser. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Prismatic Spring and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip builder.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hutchinson.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Hutchinson — 10 nights

Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and located on the Arkansas River. Get in touch with nature at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and Dyck Arboretum of the Plains. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Strataca and Garden of Eden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hutchinson: Wilson Reservoir, State Park And Wildlife Area (in Sylvan Grove), Abilene (Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad & Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum) and Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (in Junction City). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cosmosphere, stroll through Pratt Fish Hatchery, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Larned National Historic Site, and take in the dramatic natural features at Rock City.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hutchinson itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Hutchinson. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Hutchinson is 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Hutchinson, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Omaha.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Omaha — 1 night

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 24th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha attractions planner.

You can drive from Hutchinson to Omaha in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. August in Omaha sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Parks · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

South Dakota travel guide

4.3
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.

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.

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.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.