9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Great Falls
— 1 night
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
3
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
5
Vail
— 2 nights
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
7
Santa Fe
— 1 night

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Great Falls. In August, daytime highs in Great Falls are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder website.

Drive from Great Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Great Falls in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 4th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, take a memorable drive along Moose Wilson Road, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oxbow Bend, and finally snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moose Wilson Road ©
Moose Wilson Road
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Snake River Bridge ©
Snake River Bridge

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You've now added Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs sightseeing app.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Steamboat Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge ©
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

2
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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Country Boy Mine as well as Independence Pass. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass and then gain interesting insight with Country Boy Mine.

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Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, you will find days in Vail are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Independence Pass, Country Boy Mine
Highlights from your plan
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Country Boy Mine ©
Country Boy Mine

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, and then delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Vail to Mesa Verde National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Vail, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pecos National Historical Park and then hike along Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online trip builder.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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