10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Drive
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Portland
— 1 day
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Fly

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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland itinerary planner.

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

1
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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 19th (Sat), trek along Boise River Greenbelt and then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Portland to Boise by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In September in Boise, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Firehole Canyon Drive and Artists Paintpots. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Fly from Boise to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. When traveling from Boise in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

1
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Jackson Hole

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.
On the 24th (Thu), let the river carry you with Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, don't miss a visit to Town Square, then examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

1
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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then stroll through Grinnell Glacier.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip planner.

Getting from Denver to West Glacier by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in West Glacier reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Idaho travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

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.