14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Devils Tower
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
9
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field and then explore the activities along Crown Hill Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip site .

Los Angeles to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Crown Hill Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 1st (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Custer in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Custer reach 71°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 2nd (Mon), get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Custer to Keystone takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks
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Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Adams House, explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and finally shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Deadwood road trip website .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Keystone to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine

1
day
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument, then go for a walk through Tower Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum.

Start your trip to Devils Tower by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Devils Tower takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Devils Tower are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hulett Museum
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park route tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Devils Tower in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
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 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Jenny Lake Trail and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

1
night
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 9th (Mon), hike along Emerald Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Teton National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. In September, Rocky Mountain National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, and hike along Notch Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park vacation maker website .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Badlands National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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