15 days in South Dakota, Wyoming & Spring Green Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota, Wyoming & Spring Green Itinerary

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15 days in South Dakota, Wyoming & Spring Green Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
6
Spring Green
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Newark


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2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Hydra Beer Company. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, stroll around Falls Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Wooden Legs Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls travel route planning website .

Newark to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in October; daily highs in Sioux Falls reach 62°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Wooden Legs Brewing Company, Strawbale Winery
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Wooden Legs Brewing Company ©
Wooden Legs Brewing Company
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery

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 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Adams House, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip planning app .

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Rapid City. October in Rapid City sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Deadwood, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Prairie Berry Winery
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kirwin Ghost Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cody itinerary planner .

Getting from Rapid City to Cody by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Rapid City in October, you will find days in Cody are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kirwin Ghost Town
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like S Rim Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, delve into the mystery of Palette Spring, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cody in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
Fort Yellowstone Historic District ©
Fort Yellowstone Historic District

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio, learn about winemaking at Jackson Hole Winery, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Spring Green.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

1
night
Spring Green

Spring Green ©
Spring Green is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the striking features of House on the Rock, then walk around Indian Lake Park, then sample the fine beverages at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, and finally stop by Carr Valley Cheese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Wisconsin River and then learn about winemaking at Weggy Winery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Spring Green day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Jackson Hole to Spring Green in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to Spring Green due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, expect Spring Green to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spring Green

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Wisconsin River, Indian Lake Park, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Carr Valley Cheese, Weggy Winery
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Wollersheim Winery & Distillery ©
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
The House on the Rock ©
The House on the Rock
Weggy Winery ©
Weggy Winery

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