15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Westcliffe
— 8 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You've now added Cave of the Winds to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs travel itinerary planner.

Dallas to Manitou Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Manitou Springs. Traveling from Dallas in August, you will find days in Manitou Springs are little chillier (80°F), and nights are cooler (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Westcliffe.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

8
nights
Westcliffe

Westcliffe is a statutory town that is the county seat of Custer County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Noah's Ark Colorado Rafting & Aerial Adventure Park to your itinerary. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Colorado Gators Reptile Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Zapata Falls and Lathrop State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westcliffe: Canon City (The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Rail Tours, & more), Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV (in Hooper) and Little Medano Creek (in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bishop Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and pause for some photo ops at Ludlow Massacre Monument Colorado.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Westcliffe holiday planner.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Westcliffe in 2 hours. Traveling from Manitou Springs in August, expect Westcliffe to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 61°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Westcliffe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Canon City, Walsenburg, Mosca, Little Medano Creek, Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip generator.

You can drive from Westcliffe to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Westcliffe in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Keystone custom trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Keystone, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Custer
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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