14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+3
train + subway + train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Rock Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  15​h
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then take in the exciting artwork at Insideout. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rapid City road trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Rapid City is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Birmingham to Rapid City. Traveling from Birmingham in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rapid City: highs are around 33°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Insideout, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then contemplate the long history of Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood route planner .

You can drive from Rapid City to Deadwood in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Deadwood. In August in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, examine the collection at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum, then get lost in a book at Johnson County Library, and finally explore and take pictures at US Highway 16.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Buffalo online vacation builder .

You can drive from Deadwood to Buffalo in 3 hours. Traveling from Deadwood to Buffalo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Buffalo are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum ©
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum ©
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, then look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, then get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cody trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Cody takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (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 6th (Sun): trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park visit planning tool .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Town Square, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then don't miss a visit to T.A. Moulton Barn, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole day trip planning site .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole in an hour. In September in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

1
night
Rock Springs

Rock Springs ©
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. On the 8th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Flaming Gorge - Uintas National Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rock Springs trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Rock Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, Rock Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, get outside with Paul Smith Children's Village, then explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Laramie County Public Library.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cheyenne day trip planner.

Getting from Rock Springs to Cheyenne by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Laramie County Public Library ©
Laramie County Public Library

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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