51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Greenville
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Asheville
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Lansing
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
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Luray
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Stoystown
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Clarendon
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
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Detroit
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Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Saint Louis
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Kansas City
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Omaha
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Des Moines
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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
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Sun Valley
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Glacier National Park
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Greenville

— 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 15th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Greenville Zoo, then stroll through GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip builder website.

Charlotte to Greenville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Asheville

— 1 day

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get your bearings at The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild), and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Greenville in March, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, then take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, then pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and finally hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Lansing

— 2 nights
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. New River Gorge National River has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Hawks Nest State Park, stroll through Endless Wall Trail, and don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lansing tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Lansing. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in March: high temperatures in Lansing hover around 11°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 3 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain and then admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Lansing to Shenandoah National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lansing in March: highs in Shenandoah National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Luray

— 1 day

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luray Caverns. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luray tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Luray takes 1.5 hours. In March in Luray, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Luray to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then make a trip to The Point, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Harpers Ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stoystown.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Stoystown

Stoystown is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. You've now added Flight 93 National Memorial to your itinerary. On the 29th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Flight 93 National Memorial, and then see the interesting displays at The Windber Area Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stoystown online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Stoystown in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Harpers Ferry in March: high temperatures in Stoystown hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clarendon.

Things to do in Stoystown

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clarendon

— 2 nights
Clarendon is a borough in Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States. Allegheny National Forest has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Chapman State Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Allegheny National Forest.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Clarendon route website.

Traveling by car from Stoystown to Clarendon takes 3 hours. March in Clarendon sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -7°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Clarendon

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 31st (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Flying Bison Brewing Company.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buffalo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clarendon to Buffalo takes 2.5 hours. March in Buffalo sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Buffalo

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Amish Country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, learn more about the world around you at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, then hunt for treasures at West Side Market, and finally try to win big at JACK Thistledown Racino. On your second day here, examine the collection at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum, then examine the collection at German Culture Museum, then take a stroll through Amish Country, and finally look for gifts at Troyers Country Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cleveland holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. April in Cleveland sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trips

Detroit

— 4 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor) and BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at Motown Museum, shop like a local with Eastern Market, and stop by Shinola Bicycles.

Plan trip to Detroit with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Detroit are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago holiday planner.

You can drive from Detroit to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors

Indianapolis

— 2 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and then try your luck at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, and finally walk around Forest Park. On your second day here, engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Louis tour builder.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Kansas City, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Kansas City

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Omaha

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop. Keep things going the next day: visit Old Market and then explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha attractions planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Omaha in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kansas City in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Omaha, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Des Moines

— 2 nights
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blank Park Zoo, get curious at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Des Moines trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Des Moines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums

Minneapolis

— 3 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, then get your game on at FlyOver America, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then see the interesting displays at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, and finally admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Minneapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in April; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 14°C and lows reach 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Medora.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You've now added Theodore Roosevelt National Park to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora holiday planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Medora by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, expect little chillier with lows of -3°C in Medora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 3 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Medora to Badlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in April, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Daisy Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel website.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 6°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sun Valley.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Sun Valley

— 1 night
Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Dollar Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sun Valley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Sun Valley takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: high temperatures in Sun Valley hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Sun Valley

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Glacier National Park

— 3 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.
On the 2nd (Sun), get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain, then head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and then explore the activities along Bullhead Lake.

To find photos and tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sun Valley to Glacier National Park. May in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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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.