8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Bozeman, Shuttle to Big Sky, MT
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at OZssage Therapeutic Massage & Spa and then take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sky holiday website.

New York City to Big Sky is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Big Sky are little chillier (64°F), and nights are cooler (32°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Trails

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Big Sky to West Yellowstone in an hour. Another option is to take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 32°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Grand Teton National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Grand Teton National Park, with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Conrad Mansion, shop like a local with Sunti World Art Gallery, and then cast your line with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Whitefish road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Whitefish takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Whitefish are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Glacier National Park

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.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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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.