14 days in South Dakota, Wyoming & Montana Itinerary

14 days in South Dakota, Wyoming & Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Spearfish
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Spearfish
— 1 night
Drive
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Laramie
— 1 night
Drive
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Laramie
— 1 night
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
Fly

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Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Days of '76 Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Stress Relief Massage of Deadwood, contemplate the long history of Adams House, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Spearfish journey planning website.

Birmingham to Spearfish is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Birmingham in November, you will find days in Spearfish are much colder (46°F), and nights are slightly colder (26°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Wind Cave National Park, then trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Windcross Conservancy.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wind Cave National Park online trip planner.

Drive from Spearfish to Wind Cave National Park in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Spearfish to Wind Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Wind Cave National Park can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Laramie.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie is a town in Goshen County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Laramie National Historic Site.

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Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Fort Laramie takes 3 hours. Traveling from Wind Cave National Park in November, you will find days in Fort Laramie are somewhat warmer (53°F), and nights are about the same (22°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Fort Laramie

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Laramie

Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, take in the awesome beauty at Vedauwoo, and then take a peaceful walk through Medicine Bow National Forest.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Laramie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Laramie to Laramie takes 2 hours. When traveling from Fort Laramie in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Laramie: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Laramie

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools and Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. Get outdoors at Reel Deal Anglers and Rendezvous Mountain. Step out of Jackson Hole to go to Alta and see Grand Targhee Ski Resort, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, learn about winemaking at Jackson Hole Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole road trip planning site.

Fly from Laramie to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Laramie in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 39°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ousel Falls Trail and Old Gardiner Road. Get outdoors at Yellowstone River and Roosevelt Arch. Explore Big Sky's surroundings by going to Yellowstone River Picnic Area (in Yellowstone National Park) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in West Yellowstone). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Big Sky vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Big Sky takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Big Sky are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Great Falls

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 13th (Fri), explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then catch a live performance at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Great Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sky to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus. Traveling from Big Sky in November, things will get a bit warmer in Great Falls: highs are around 44°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.