12 days in Southern Nevada, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

12 days in Southern Nevada, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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12 days in Southern Nevada, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Devils Tower
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Oklahoma City


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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Winged Figures of the Republic Statues). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

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Oklahoma City to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 104°F and 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

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Boulder City
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lamar Valley and Artist Point. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
On the 9th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, make a trip to Town Square, then look for gifts at Lee's Tees, and finally admire all the interesting features of Jackson Hole Rodeo.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole online attractions planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jackson Hole Rodeo ©
Jackson Hole Rodeo
Town Square ©
Town Square

1
day
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
On the 11th (Thu), stop by Devils Tower Trading Post, make a trip to Tower Trail, then get impressive views of Devils Tower National Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Wind Circles.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and car from Jackson Hole to Devils Tower in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Devils Tower when traveling from Jackson Hole in July, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks Shopping
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Storybook Island and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rushmore Tramway Adventures and Wildlife Loop Road. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries.

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Drive from Devils Tower to Rapid City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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