55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Roswell
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
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Petrified Forest National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h 30​min
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Leggett
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
15
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Spokane
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
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Billings
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Keystone
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
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Elko
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Wawona
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Battleship USS Iowa BB-61. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary maker tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In June in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Pier, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and The LINQ Promenade. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail, trek along Riverside Walk, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park tour builder .

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get great views at Sunrise Point, trek along Rim Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, view the masterpieces at Keshi, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, identify plant and animal life at Randall Davey Audubon Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Fe National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Traveler's Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Santa Fe by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Santa Fe National Cemetery ©
Santa Fe National Cemetery

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then steep yourself in history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, and then wander the streets of Downtown Historic District.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Roswell trip planner .

Drive from Santa Fe to Roswell in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in June; daily highs in Roswell reach 42°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Blue Mesa.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Petrified Forest National Park online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Roswell to Petrified Forest National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Roswell in June; daily highs in Petrified Forest National Park reach 36°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then explore the striking landscape at Point Loma.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Petrified Forest National Park to San Diego takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in June, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 30th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, then take an in-depth tour of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and finally take a stroll through Hollywood.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Autry Museum of the American West ©
Autry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust ©
Annenberg Space for Photography ©
Annenberg Space for Photography

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, trek along Lands End, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leggett.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Lands End ©
Lands End

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Leggett

Leggett
Leggett is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Plan a Leggett trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Leggett takes 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Leggett at 21°C and lows at 13°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toTrinidad.

Things to do in Leggett

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ferndale Historic Cemetery, then make a trip to The Victorian Village of Ferndale, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip planner .

Traveling by car from Leggett to Trinidad takes 2.5 hours. In July in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ferndale, Hikshari Trail, Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Ferndale Historic Cemetery ©
Ferndale Historic Cemetery

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pittock Mansion and Portland Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Columbia River Highway and Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Corbett to see Vista House about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, appreciate the history behind Oregon Holocaust Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, and see the interesting displays at Movie Madness Video and More.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Trinidad to Portland. In July, Portland is a bit warmer than Trinidad - with highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vista House, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Flight and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Appreciate the collections at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and examine the collection at Museum of History & Industry.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning site .

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

LeMay - America's Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Spokane

Spokane
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Spokane tour builder site .

You can fly from Seattle to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Spokane, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. You will leave for Glacier National Park on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Going-to-the-Sun Road and Avalanche Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Logan Pass and McDonald Creek. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, trek along Highline Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Spokane to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Spokane to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Spokane in July, with lows around 11°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Little Bighorn Battlefield and Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe and Fishtail General Store are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Lodge (Lake Fork Trail, Basin Creek Lakes Trail, & more) and Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Four Dances Recreation Area.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Billings trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Billings takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in July since evenings lows in Billings dip to 18°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Crow Agency, Big Horn County Historical Museum, Fishtail General Store
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Big Horn County Historical Museum ©
Big Horn County Historical Museum

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, and then trek along Little Devil's Tower Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Windcross Conservancy.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Keystone visit planner.

You can fly from Billings to Keystone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Billings in July: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Bozeman.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Little Devil's Tower Trail, Windcross Conservancy, Black Elk Peak, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Grotto Falls Trail, then examine the collection at American Computer Museum, then stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman online trip maker .

You can fly from Keystone to Bozeman in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Keystone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Big Sky, Livingston
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Yellowstone Historic Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, and finally make a trip to Roosevelt Arch.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online trip maker .

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in West Yellowstone at 29°C and lows at 4°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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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.
Get outdoors at Upper Geyser Basin and Teton Raptor Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Wildlife Art and Mormon Row Historic District. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Moose (Glacier View Turnout, Chapel of the Sacred Heart, & more), Castle Geyser (in Yellowstone National Park) and Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon & Inspiration Point). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Oxbow Bend, make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen Images of Nature, and take an in-depth tour of Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planner .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser

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Elko

Elko ©
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Church of the Crossroads, then steep yourself in history at Sherman Station Visitor's Center, and then see the interesting displays at Northeastern Nevada Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Elko travel planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Elko takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to Elko due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, things will get a bit warmer in Elko: highs are around 38°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Elko

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Little Church of the Crossroads
Highlights from your plan
Northeastern Nevada Museum ©
Northeastern Nevada Museum

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): hike along Wawona Meadow, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, and then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wawona visit planner.

You can drive from Elko to Wawona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Elko in August; daily highs in Wawona reach 42°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

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San Francisco

San Francisco
On the 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then make a trip to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): step aboard USS Pampanito, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

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You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in July, plan for colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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