15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rapid City
— 1 night
2
Spearfish
— 2 nights
3
Wind Cave National Park
— Few hours
4
Fort Laramie
— 2 nights
5
Denver
— 4 nights
6
Boulder
— 1 night
7
Estes Park
— 2 nights
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights

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Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City online road trip planner.

Gaithersburg to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gaithersburg to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll set off for Spearfish on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Museums

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nights
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes High Plains Western Heritage Center Museum. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get outside with Devil Bathtub South Dakota and then take an in-depth tour of High Plains Western Heritage Center Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Spearfish online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rapid City to Spearfish in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Spearfish. August in Spearfish sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll set off for Wind Cave National Park on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Spearfish

Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
High Plains Western Heritage Center Museum ©

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hours
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Wind Cave National Park and then trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wind Cave National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Spearfish to Wind Cave National Park in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Spearfish to Wind Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spearfish in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wind Cave National Park, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Laramie.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

2
nights
Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie ©
Fort Laramie is a town in Goshen County, Wyoming, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort Laramie visit planning app.

Drive from Wind Cave National Park to Fort Laramie in 3 hours. While traveling from Wind Cave National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Laramie, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Laramie

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

4
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.
Let the collections at Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House and History Colorado Center capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Roxborough State Park and Crown Hill Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Laramie to Denver in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Roxborough State Park, Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
History Colorado Center
History Colorado Center

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flagstaff Mountain as well as Eldorado Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): hike along Sugarloaf Mountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Flagstaff Mountain, thengain insight at Naropa University, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder trip itinerary maker tool.

Boulder is very close to Denver. In August, daytime highs in Boulder are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Naropa University ©
Naropa University

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Estes Park

Estes Park
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park route site.

You can drive from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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.
You've now added Cache La Poudre Wilderness to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cache La Poudre Wilderness, thentake in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Calypso Cascades.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online trip builder.

Rocky Mountain National Park is very close to Estes Park. In August, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Deer Mountain ©
Deer Mountain
Cache La Poudre Wilderness ©
Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Calypso Cascades ©
Calypso Cascades

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