7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Drive to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport
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Rapid City
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Butte
— 1 night
Drive
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Missoula
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center and then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip maker website.

Columbia to Rapid City is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbia in July, Rapid City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, and finally head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Terrace Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, then contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Roaring Mountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 4th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bozeman travel route planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Bozeman reach 86°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Butte

— 1 night
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, and then sample the fine beverages at Headframe Spirits.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Butte vacation site.

Getting from Bozeman to Butte by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Butte are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Butte

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Missoula

— 1 night
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, then examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then walk around Caras Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Butte to Missoula takes 2 hours. Traveling from Butte in July, things will get a bit warmer in Missoula: highs are around 88°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

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 7th (Wed): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Glacier National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.