59 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 6 nights
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Medora
— 6 nights
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Cody
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 15 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 6 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Colorado Springs — 4 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing), Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn the secrets of beer at Rocky Mountain Food Tours, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online journey planner.

Paris, France to Colorado Springs is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Colorado Springs is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 5 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Flatirons (in Boulder) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Denver sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 3 nights

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan & Trail Ridge Road). Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.
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Custer — 6 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument), Presidential Trail (in Keystone) and Badlands National Park (in Interior). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer route maker website.

Getting from Estes Park to Custer by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, Custer is little chillier than Estes Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Medora.
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Medora — 6 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and Watford City (Longhorn Pullout, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at South Unit. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Medora travel planner.

Drive from Custer to Medora in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Cody.
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Cody — 4 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Cody is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, and contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

Discover how to plan a Cody trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Medora to Cody takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Cody sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 15 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and trek along Inspiration Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cody in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.
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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 29th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Adventure Tours and then explore the activities along Yellowstone River.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. In July in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Moose (Glacier View Turnout, Snake River Overlook, &more) and Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Hidden Falls, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, cast your line with Reel Deal Anglers, examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and look for gifts at Lee's Tees.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole tour planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 6 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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, stroll through Trail of the Cedars, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel route planner.

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. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Colorado travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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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.
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North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.
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Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · Wildlife Areas
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.
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Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.
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