17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Lusk
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Custer
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Boston

5
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planning website.

Boston to Denver is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Denver. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in May since evenings lows in Denver dip to 43°F. You will leave for Custer on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

1
night
Lusk

Lusk
Lusk is a high-plains town in the eastern part of the state of Wyoming. For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lusk trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Denver to Lusk by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Lusk when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 49°F. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Wall.

Things to do in Lusk

Museums Nightlife

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 4th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook, stroll through Saddle Pass Trail, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Delta-09 Missile Silo, get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Panorama Point Overlook, then hike along Castle Trail, and finally cruise along Loop Road.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wall online route planner.

Traveling by car from Lusk to Wall takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Pinnacles Overlook ©
Pinnacles Overlook
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Geology, Wind Cave National Park and Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and Breezy Point Picnic Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Custer: Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium (in Keystone) and Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, don't miss a visit to Brule, explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, and cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Custer tour planner.

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. Traveling from Denver in June, things will get a bit cooler in Custer: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Wind Cave National Park, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, Brule, Museum of Geology
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Emerald Lake Trail and Sky Pond. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Calypso Cascades, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tundra Communities Trail, and explore the activities along Dream Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Getting from Custer to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in June: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 87°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Sky Pond ©
Sky Pond

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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