12 days in Southern Nevada, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

12 days in Southern Nevada, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
3
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
4
Devils Tower
— 1 day
5
Rapid City
— 3 nights

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Mob Museum will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Winged Figures of the Republic Statues). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Las Vegas route maker.

Oklahoma City to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park planning website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. You will leave for Jackson Hole on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, make a trip to Town Square, thenlook for gifts at Lee's Tees, and finally catch a live event at Jackson Hole Rodeo.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jackson Hole Rodeo ©
Jackson Hole Rodeo
Town Square ©
Town Square

1
day
Devils Tower

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 11th (Thu), stop by Devils Tower Trading Post, go for a walk through Tower Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Devils Tower day trip planning site.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Devils Tower in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jackson Hole in July since evenings lows in Devils Tower dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore hidden gems such as Reptile Gardens and Wildlife Loop Road. Kids will enjoy Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Storybook Island. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries and do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City vacation planner.

Getting from Devils Tower to Rapid City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildlife Loop Road, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

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