9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Fly to Spokane International Airport, Drive to Richland
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Richland
Drive
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Boise
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Manitowoc
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Manitowoc
— 1 night
Drive

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Richland

Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Richland road trip website.

Midland to Richland is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Midland in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Richland, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Richland

Historic Sites

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise day trip planner.

Getting from Richland to Boise by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Richland to Boise due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boise to West Yellowstone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boise in July: highs in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, hike along Inspiration Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Rapid City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City day trip planning website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Rapid City, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Manitowoc.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitowoc

— 1 night
Manitowoc is a city in and the county seat of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): play a few rounds at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish, brush up on your military savvy at Wisconsin Maritime Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Beach State Forest.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitowoc driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rapid City to Manitowoc. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Rapid City in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manitowoc: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitowoc

Museums · Nature · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.