56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Moneta
1
Moneta
— 23 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
2
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cooke City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Billings
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Watertown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
De Smet
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Mitchell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
16
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
17
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Moneta

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Moneta

Moneta ©
Moneta is an unincorporated community in Franklin County and Bedford County, Virginia, United States, along Route 122 between Bedford and Rocky Mount; Route 122 follows a bypass around the community.Moneta was popularized as the filming location for scenes in the movie What About Bob?. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like King Family Vineyards and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Natural Bridge of Virginia and McLean House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moneta: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards (in North Garden), Twin River Outfitters (in Buchanan) and Natural Bridge (Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge Zoo, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Andy Griffith Museum, do a tasting at Veritas Vineyard & Winery, appreciate the history behind National D-Day Memorial, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bold Rock Hard Cider.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moneta travel route planner.

Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moneta

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Mount Airy, Natural Bridge, Appomattox, Meadows of Dan, Lewisburg
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
The Blue Ridge Music Center ©
The Blue Ridge Music Center

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company, and finally don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot. On your second day here, tee off at Meadow Lake Golf Resort and then explore the activities along Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish attractions tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moneta to Whitefish. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moneta to Whitefish due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moneta in May, expect Whitefish to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Golf Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Glacier Distilling Company, Meadow Lake Golf Resort, Conrad Mansion
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Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goat Lick Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre. On the next day, contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, stroll through River's Edge Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
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Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Bannack State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dillon day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Dillon takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Dillon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, stroll through Fountain Paint Pot, and then cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dillon to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Traveling from Dillon in May, expect West Yellowstone to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cooke City.

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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Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a memorable drive along Chief Joseph Hwy, then get to know the fascinating history of Beartooth Hwy, then get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, and finally stop by Cooke City General Store.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cooke City road trip website .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Cooke City in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cooke City can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Chief Joseph Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Trading Post ©
Yellowstone Trading Post

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Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner online vacation builder .

You can drive from Cooke City to Gardiner in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gardiner are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River ©

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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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, and then hike along Grotto Falls Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bridger Bowl.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in June, with highs in Bozeman at 77°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl

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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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, examine the collection at Moss Mansion, then explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Angry Hank's Microbrewery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZooMontana, and then do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Billings trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Billings takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bozeman in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Billings. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the history behind USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and then engage your brain at Washington Pavilion. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, then do a tasting at Strawbale Winery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip planner .

You can fly from Billings to Sioux Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Strawbale Winery
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery

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Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Codington County Historical Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bramble Park Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Redlin Art Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Terry Redlin Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Watertown driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Watertown in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Watertown can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Watertown

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Codington County Historical Museum ©
Codington County Historical Museum
Bramble Park Zoo ©
Bramble Park Zoo

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De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Oakwood Lakes State Park, steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of De Smet Depot Museum and then don't miss a visit to Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a De Smet trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Watertown to De Smet in an hour. In June, daytime highs in De Smet are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Oakwood Lakes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
Oakwood Lakes State Park ©
Oakwood Lakes State Park

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, then take an in-depth tour of George and Eleanor McGovern Library, then get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum, and finally browse the collection at Carnegie Resource Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mitchell day trip planner .

You can drive from De Smet to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. In June in Mitchell, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dakota Discovery Museum ©
Dakota Discovery Museum
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

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Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame, then pause for some photo ops at Dignity, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old West Trading Post, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chamberlain trip planner .

Getting from Mitchell to Chamberlain by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Old West Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
South Dakota Hall of Fame ©
South Dakota Hall of Fame
Dignity ©
Dignity

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then hike along Presidential Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chamberlain to Rapid City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chamberlain to Rapid City. In June, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keystone, Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Rapid City to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Rapid City in June, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Million Dollar Highway
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House