25 days in United States & Banff National Park Itinerary

25 days in United States & Banff National Park Itinerary

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25 days in United States & Banff National Park Itinerary

Start: Chesterfield, United States
Drive:  12 h
1
Denver, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
2
Idaho Falls, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Glacier National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  56 h
5
Great Falls, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  9 h
7
Cheyenne, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Omaha, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Chesterfield, United States

3
nights
Denver, United States

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver attractions planning tool .

Chesterfield to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chesterfield in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

1
night
Idaho Falls, United States

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, and then get to know the resident critters at Yellowstone Bear World. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Idaho, then explore the world behind art at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, then see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum, and finally get impressive views of Hell's Half Acre Lava Field.

For where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Idaho Falls journey app .

Explore your travel options from Denver to Idaho Falls with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Idaho Falls dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Idaho Potato Museum, Yellowstone Bear World
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Yellowstone Bear World ©
Yellowstone Bear World
Hell's Half Acre Lava Field
Hell's Half Acre Lava Field
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho

2
nights
Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Highline Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park route builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Idaho Falls to Glacier National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Idaho Falls in June: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

5
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Get in touch with nature at Moraine Lake and Yoho National Park. Step out of Banff National Park to go to Jasper and see Columbia Icefield Skywalk, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Peyto Lake, admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, examine the collection at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier.

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Drive from Glacier National Park to Banff National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with highs in Banff National Park at 63°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Columbia Icefield Skywalk
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park

1
night
Great Falls, United States

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park and then see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Great Falls online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Great Falls takes 7 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Great Falls: highs are around 76°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, hike along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park sightseeing website .

You can drive from Great Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. In June, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Great Falls - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Cheyenne, United States

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 3rd (Fri), admire the striking features of Historic Governors' Mansion, appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, and then examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cheyenne vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Cheyenne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Cheyenne at 84°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion

3
nights
Omaha, United States

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Take a break from the city and head to Desoto National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Queen Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: see a show at Henry Doorly Zoo, take in the exciting artwork at Curbside Clothing, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and get advice or help at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Omaha trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Omaha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cheyenne to Omaha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cheyenne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Omaha, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie Queen Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge ©
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge
Old Market ©
Old Market

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