22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Casper
— 1 night
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive
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Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive
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Spokane
— 2 nights
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Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and then walk around General Sibley Park & Campground.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck holiday tool.

Portland to Bismarck is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Bismarck sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House and then examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Medora online tour builder.

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Medora is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bismarck in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Medora: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Custer State Park (in Custer) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, see the interesting displays at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile, and learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Medora to Rapid City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Casper

— 1 night
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Garden Creek Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Morad Park, then look for gifts at Ugly Bug Fly Shop, and finally trek along Platte River Trails.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Casper road trip website.

Drive from Rapid City to Casper in 4 hours. Traveling from Rapid City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Casper. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Casper

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
Take a break from Jackson Hole with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Day Tours, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, make a trip to Town Square, and cast your line with Reel Deal Anglers.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole route site.

Traveling by flight from Casper to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Jackson Hole is slightly colder than Casper - with highs of 68°F and lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky

— 3 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Sky: Yellowstone National Park (Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ousel Falls Trail and stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Big Sky vacation planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Big Sky in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Big Sky, with lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman travel route planner.

Getting from Big Sky to Bozeman by car takes about an hour. In September, Bozeman is a bit warmer than Big Sky - with highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Helena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helena are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Whitefish

— 2 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Purple Pomegranate, then see what you can catch with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spotted Bear Spirits.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish day trip planner.

Drive from Helena to Whitefish in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Helena in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whitefish, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Whitefish

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at McCormick Park, walk around Caras Park, then look for gifts at Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop, and finally find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Missoula Farmer's Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and finally stroll around Jacob Island Dog Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Missoula online travel route builder.

Getting from Whitefish to Missoula by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. September in Missoula sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Coeur d'Alene

— 1 night
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): walk around Q'emiln Park, then get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene tour planning app.

Drive from Missoula to Coeur d'Alene in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Coeur d'Alene can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Spokane

— 2 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St. John's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, then walk around Riverfront Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Barrister Winery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Spokane trip site.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Spokane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

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.