9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Spokane
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Spokane
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gillette
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly
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Spokane
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Port Orchard

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Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Plan a Spokane trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Port Orchard to Spokane is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Port Orchard in August, things will get a bit warmer in Spokane: highs are around 86°F and lows about 59°F. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Helena.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helena trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Spokane to Helena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Helena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Helena, with lows of 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step off the beaten path and head to Firehole Canyon Drive and Black Sand Basin. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Gibbon Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Mystic Falls Trail, Sapphire Pool, &more).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helena in August; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 75°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gillette.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Gillette

— 1 night
Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gillette sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gillette takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in August, with highs in Gillette at 85°F and lows at 54°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Gillette

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Fun & Games

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, head outdoors with Main Street Square, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, then get the lay of the land with City of Presidents Walking Tour, and finally take in breathtaking views at Canyon Lake Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City travel route planner.

Getting from Gillette to Rapid City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Gillette in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Spokane.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Spokane

— 1 night
To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Spokane trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rapid City to Spokane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Spokane. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.