10 days in South Dakota & Wyoming Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota & Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Custer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Spearfish
Drive
3
Devils Tower
Drive
4
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Laramie
— 1 night
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Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial and then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Plan trip to Custer with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Boston to Custer is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Custer is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Custer when traveling from Boston in June, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Custer

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Adams House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Spearfish trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Spearfish due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Spearfish are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Spearfish

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Devils Tower takes an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Spearfish to Devils Tower due to the time zone difference. June in Devils Tower sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally enjoy some diversion at Cody Night Rodeo.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cody day trip website.

Drive from Devils Tower to Cody in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cody are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

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

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout and then don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along String Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxbow Bend, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Laramie.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Laramie

— 1 night
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Medicine Bow National Forest and then contemplate the long history of Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Laramie online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Laramie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Laramie are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Laramie

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
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.