12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h
1
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Spokane Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
North Cascades National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planning website .

London, UK to Billings is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Billings hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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ZooMontana ©
ZooMontana
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Biscuit Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and stroll through Artist Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Billings, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 5°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Virginia Falls and Trail of the Cedars. Visiting Iceberg Lake Trail and Highline Trail will get you outdoors. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glacier National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane Valley.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
night
Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley ©
Spokane Valley is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, and the largest suburb of Spokane. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, see the interesting displays at Museum of North Idaho, and then learn about winemaking at Coeur d'Alene Cellars.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Spokane Valley vacation planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Spokane Valley in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Spokane Valley when traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Spokane Valley

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Coeur d'Alene Cellars ©
Coeur d'Alene Cellars
Museum of North Idaho ©
Museum of North Idaho

few
hours
North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the North Cascades National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Spokane Valley to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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