22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Iowa City
— 1 day
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Drive to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Pocatello
— 1 night
Fly to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Drive to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Custer
— 1 night
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Cedar Rapids

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Iowa City

— 1 day
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Devonian Fossil Gorge, contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and then take an in-depth tour of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Iowa City trip planner.

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Iowa City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Iowa City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Leigh Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, and then explore the activities along String Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then cruise along Teton Park Road, and finally explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Iowa City to Grand Teton National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Iowa City to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Iowa City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and finally cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, trek along Observation Point Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip app.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Pocatello

— 1 night
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bannock County Historical Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Hall Replica, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Clean.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Pocatello online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Pocatello takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Pocatello to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Rim Dr, then head off the coast to Wizard Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pocatello to Crater Lake National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pocatello to Crater Lake National Park. Traveling from Pocatello in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Crater Lake National Park, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Cannon Beach, then stroll through Haystack Rock, then view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be a bit cooler, around 55°F, while days are much colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and finally trek along Skyline Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cannon Beach to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 13th (Fri), cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, trek along Second Beach Trail, and then trek along Ozette Loop Hike. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Sol Duc Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

North Cascades National Park

— 1 night
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 15th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Cascades National Park and then explore and take pictures at N Cascades Hwy.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the North Cascades National Park trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. August in North Cascades National Park sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 16th (Mon), get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and finally admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Cascades National Park to Glacier National Park. Traveling from North Cascades National Park to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from North Cascades National Park in August: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Medora.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Post Office, then examine the collection at Billings County Court House Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, then take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, and finally see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Medora in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Medora, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Medora

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Hulett Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and then make a trip to Tower Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Devils Tower sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Medora to Devils Tower in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Medora in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Devils Tower, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 21st (Sat), browse the exhibits of Adams House, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, pause for some photo ops at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

Make your Deadwood itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Devils Tower to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, then hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Custer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Custer. Traveling from Deadwood in August, Custer is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Wind Cave National Park

— 1 night
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, and then stroll through Wind Cave National Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wind Cave National Park trip itinerary website.

Drive from Custer to Wind Cave National Park in an hour. In August in Wind Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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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.