12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Big Sky Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Bridger Creek Golf Course, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, and then get engrossed in the history at Yellowstone Gateway Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip maker tool.

Charlotte to Bozeman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in July, expect cooler with lows of 50°F in Bozeman. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pot. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lower Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. There's much more to do: get outside with Morning Glory Pool, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Porcelain Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Bozeman in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, then don't miss a visit to Wild By Nature Gallery, then stop by The Jackson Hole Toy Store, and finally get outside with Teton Backcountry Rentals.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Inspiration Point. Get outdoors at Cascade Canyon Trail and Cascade Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Snake River, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park journey maker site.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.