9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Billings
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Port Marina Park (in Hood River) and Cascade Locks (Starvation Creek State Park & Bonneville Lock & Dam). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, get interesting insight from Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Billings

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. On the 22nd (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Moss Mansion, then test your team's savvy at The Grand Escape Room, and finally enjoy some diversion at Black Butte Range.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Billings holiday maker app.

You can fly from Portland to Billings in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Billings due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in October; daily highs in Billings reach 61°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Billings to Grand Teton National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Billings in October; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 55°F and lows reach 28°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Yellowstone National Park

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 24th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 56°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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.