7 days in Midwest, Wyoming & Montana Itinerary

7 days in Midwest, Wyoming & Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Keystone
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 26th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Insideout and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone travel route planner.

Springfield to Keystone is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Springfield in September, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, and cruise along Firehole Lake Drive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park journey site.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Keystone in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

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Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 40°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.