12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Jackson Hole
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Rock Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cheyenne
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Sheridan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Cody
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Jackson Hole is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Mountain Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

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Rock Springs

Rock Springs
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Flaming Gorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rock Springs day trip planning website .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Rock Springs in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rock Springs, with lows around 13°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Junction.

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rock Springs to Grand Junction takes 5 hours. Traveling from Rock Springs in August, expect Grand Junction to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk and then trek along Piedra River Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Pagosa Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Junction in August: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 29°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Buena Vista takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denver vacation builder website .

Getting from Buena Vista to Denver by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: high temperatures in Denver hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheyenne travel route planner.

Getting from Denver to Cheyenne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Cheyenne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toRapid City.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks Outdoors Museums

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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 17th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

Discover how to plan a Rapid City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cheyenne in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sheridan.

Things to do in Rapid City

Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

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Sheridan

Sheridan
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of King's Saddlery and Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bighorn National Forest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sheridan holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Sheridan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Rapid City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sheridan, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Sheridan

Nature Parks Museums

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner day trip site .

You can drive from Sheridan to Gardiner in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sheridan in August, with highs in Gardiner at 28°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Firehole Lake Drive
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 20th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC and then see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cody trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Cody takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gardiner in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Cody. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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