11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
York
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
6
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
York

York
York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States. To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary app .

Minneapolis to York is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in York

Museums

few
hours
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of World War II Aviation, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Garden of the Gods. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 86°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
You've added Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and then see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from York to Denver. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Colorado Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, stroll through Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser and then identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): meet the residents at Reptile Gardens and then get in on the family fun at Storybook Island. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

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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. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rapid City, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures

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