12 days in Denver, Keystone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Denver, Keystone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Denver, Keystone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  20​h 30​min
End: Oklahoma City

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours and then meet the residents at Denver Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Denver holiday planner.

Oklahoma City to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Denver. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Denver

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. On the 31st (Wed), explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Keystone day trip site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Denver to Keystone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Keystone at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dragon's Mouth Springs, Mystic Falls Trail, Morning Glory Pool, and other attractions. Family-friendly places like Grand Teton and Hayden Valley will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and contemplate the waterfront views at Madison River.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Keystone in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 38°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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