15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gaithersburg
Drive + Fly:  8​h
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Spearfish
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Wind Cave National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Fort Laramie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Boulder
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h
7
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Gaithersburg

1
night
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 ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rapid City vacation maker app .

Gaithersburg to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gaithersburg to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. In August in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. High Plains Heritage Center Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get outside with Devil Bathtub South Dakota and then get engrossed in the history at High Plains Heritage Center Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Spearfish trip planning site .

Spearfish is just a stone's throw from Deadwood. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Spearfish

Outdoors Museums
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High Plains Heritage Center Museum ©

few
hours
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 25th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park and then hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wind Cave National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Douglas to Wind Cave National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Wind Cave National Park, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Custer.

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. Agate Fossil Beds has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Agate Fossil Beds.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Laramie day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Fort Laramie takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wind Cave National Park in August: highs in Fort Laramie hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Laramie

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Highlights from your plan
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.
History Colorado Center and Byers-Evans House will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Roxborough State Park and Crown Hill Park.

Start your trip to Denver by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Fort Laramie to Denver in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Roxborough State Park, Crown Hill Park
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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 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sugarloaf Mountain, then take in the awesome beauty at Flagstaff Mountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naropa University, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder sightseeing tool .

Boulder is very close to Denver. In August, daytime highs in Boulder are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

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

2
nights
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 reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Estes Park vacation tool .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Estes Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F at night. 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

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cache La Poudre Wilderness. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cache La Poudre Wilderness, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Calypso Cascades.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing planning website .

Rocky Mountain National Park is very close to Estes Park. In August, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can 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
Ouzel  Falls ©
Ouzel Falls

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