15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Lander
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Laramie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Fort Collins
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  22​h
End: Auckland

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Let the collections at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning app .

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in San Francisco are warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

1
night
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 1st (Tue): catch a live performance at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Childrens Museums Museums Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Cheyenne Big Boots, see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cowgirls of the West Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Nelson Museum of the West, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Cheyenne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Cheyenne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for little chillier days in Cheyenne, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Museum of the West ©
Nelson Museum of the West
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Cowgirls of the West Museum ©
Cowgirls of the West Museum

1
night
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, then stroll through Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wind Cave National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cheyenne to Wind Cave National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cheyenne in October: highs in Wind Cave National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Needles Highway, Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Hulett Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, then appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Devils Tower takes 3 hours. October in Devils Tower sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hulett
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery

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 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally explore the world behind art at Whitney Gallery.

Find out how to plan Cody trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Cody can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

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 6th (Sun), hike along Artist Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For maps and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in October, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lander.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

1
night
Lander

Lander
Lander is a city in, and the county seat of, Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wild Horse Sanctuary and then take in the dramatic scenery at Popo Agie Falls Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lander trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Lander. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Lander: highs are around 19°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Lander

Parks Nature Outdoors

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night
Laramie

Laramie ©
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Walburga, delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest, and then contemplate the long history of Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Laramie trip planner.

You can drive from Lander to Laramie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Laramie, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Laramie

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Abbey of St. Walburga
Highlights from your plan
Abbey of St. Walburga ©
Abbey of St. Walburga

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night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Coyote Ridge Natural Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Totally 80's Pizza & Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Lost Prairie Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort Collins route builder website .

Traveling by car from Laramie to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Laramie in October, with highs in Fort Collins at 22°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Coyote Ridge Natural Area ©
Coyote Ridge Natural Area
Totally 80's Pizza & Museum ©
Totally 80's Pizza & Museum

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