11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Midland

1
night
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Durango trip planner .

Midland to Durango is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Midland to Durango, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Midland in August, you will find days in Durango are a bit cooler (82°F), and nights are much colder (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

2
nights
Jackson Hole

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, and finally take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole route builder tool .

Fly from Durango to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Durango in August, Jackson Hole is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

3
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rapid City attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in August; daily highs in Aspen reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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