12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boone
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
4
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Boone

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.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get answers to all your questions at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and then explore the world behind art at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner .

Boone to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Boone to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boone in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©
Horse Thief Lake ©
Horse Thief Lake

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Black Sand Basin. Get in touch with nature at Gibbon Falls and Artists’ Paintpots. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tower Fall.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Keystone - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

3
nights
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 23rd (Tue): trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then explore the striking landscape of String Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and finally appreciate the views at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, then take some stellar pictures from Snake River Overlook, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park day trip planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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String Lake ©
String Lake
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout

2
nights
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Farm at Lee Martinez Park and Laramie County Public Library. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ivinson Mansion and Lakeview Cemetery. Step out of Cheyenne to go to Buford and see Ames Monument, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nelson Museum of the West, deepen your knowledge of military history at Warren Air Force Base, see the interesting displays at Cowgirls of the West Museum, and look for gifts at The Wrangler.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cheyenne trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Grand Teton National Park to Cheyenne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June; daily highs in Cheyenne reach 79°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Farm at Lee Martinez Park, Ames Monument, Ivinson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Museum of the West ©
Nelson Museum of the West
The Farm at Lee Martinez Park ©
The Farm at Lee Martinez Park
Laramie County Public Library ©
Laramie County Public Library

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