8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 day
Drive
2
Whitefish
— 1 night
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
3
Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Canyonlands Field, Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Salt Flat
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Salt Flat
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Woodland Park
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Great Falls International Airport
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Clarkston
— 1 night
Drive
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Lewiston

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Glacier National Park

— 1 day

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 18th (Fri): get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, and then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park route app.

Lewiston to Glacier National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lewiston to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lewiston in December, with highs in Glacier National Park at 29°F and lows at 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Whitefish

— 1 night
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Whitefish vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Winter Sports
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Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Whitefish to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Whitefish in December, expect nights in Arches National Park to be about the same, around 15°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°F. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Flat.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks

Salt Flat

— 2 nights
Salt Flat is a ghost town in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Devil's Hall Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Flat route planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arches National Park to Salt Flat. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Arches National Park in December: high temperatures in Salt Flat hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Woodland Park.

Things to do in Salt Flat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Woodland Park

— 1 night
The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. On the 23rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Falls, and then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Woodland Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salt Flat to Woodland Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Salt Flat in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Woodland Park: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Woodland Park

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Falls day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Woodland Park to Great Falls. When traveling from Woodland Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Great Falls, with highs around 32°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clarkston.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Clarkston

— 1 night
Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Nez Perce National Historical Park, learn about winemaking at Basalt Cellars Winery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Riverport Brewing Co.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Clarkston trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Great Falls to Clarkston by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Great Falls in December; daily highs in Clarkston reach 39°F and lows reach 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lewiston.

Things to do in Clarkston

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lewiston

Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. Make your Lewiston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Lewiston is just a stone's throw from Clarkston. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in December, and nighttime lows around 28°F. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lewiston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.