12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— Few hours
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
3
Deadwood
— 1 night
4
Fort Smith
— 1 night
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
7
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
8
Jensen
— 1 night

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary builder app.

Newark to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, thentake a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 17th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, examine the collection at Black Hills Mining Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, thenidentify plant and animal life at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Roosevelt Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Deadwood takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lead, Bridal Veil Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum

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night
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Crow Indian Reservation, admire the engineering at Yellowtail Dam, and then look for gifts at Bighorn Trout Shop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Smith online trip builder.

Getting from Deadwood to Fort Smith by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Fort Smith is minus 1 hour. In August in Fort Smith, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Crow Indian Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Yellowtail Dam ©
Yellowtail Dam
Crow Indian Reservation ©
Crow Indian Reservation
Bighorn Trout Shop ©
Bighorn Trout Shop

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Fort Smith to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Fort Smith in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Of The Mountains, and then examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): head outdoors with Bridger Gondola and then get interesting insight from Wild Things of Wyoming.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole online travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jensen.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Wild Things of Wyoming ©
Wild Things of Wyoming
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

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Jensen

Jensen ©
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Josie Morris Cabin, thensteep yourself in history at McKee Springs Petroglyphs, thenlearn more about the world around you at Quarry Exhibit Hall, and finally explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jensen travel planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Jensen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, Jensen is somewhat warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jensen

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall
Josie Morris Cabin ©
Josie Morris Cabin

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