16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Junction
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Vernal
— 1 night
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Rock Springs
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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5
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
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Sheridan
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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11
Custer
— 1 night
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12
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Wounded Knee
— 1 night
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Scottsbluff
— 1 day
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Denver
— 1 night
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Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction travel itinerary planner.

Nantes, France to Grand Junction is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Nantes in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Junction: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vernal.
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Vernal — 1 night

Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Pink Brontosaurus, then explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, and then learn more about the world around you at Quarry Exhibit Hall.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vernal road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Vernal takes 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Junction in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vernal, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rock Springs.
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Rock Springs — 1 night

Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Adobe Town and then stroll around Expedition Island Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rock Springs trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Vernal to Rock Springs in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Vernal in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rock Springs: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 1 night

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 7th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, see what you can catch with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, look for all kinds of wild species at Ana's Grand Excursions, then make a trip to Jackson Town Square, and finally stop by Lee's Tees.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole journey site.

You can drive from Rock Springs to Jackson Hole in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Rock Springs in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jackson Hole, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Teton National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then get great views at Lookout Point, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cody.
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Cody — 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cody sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Cody to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sheridan.
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Sheridan — 1 night

Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Davis Gallery, steep yourself in history at The Historic Sheridan Inn, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bighorn National Forest.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sheridan journey maker tool.

You can drive from Cody to Sheridan in 3 hours. When traveling from Cody in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sheridan, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Devils Tower.
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Devils Tower — 1 night

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, go for a walk through Tower Trail, and then examine the collection at Hulett Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sheridan to Devils Tower takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sheridan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Devils Tower, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 1 night

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Deadwood online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Custer.
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally stop by Goodtyme Photo.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Custer attractions planner.

Drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Custer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 1 night

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Badlands National Park: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wounded Knee.
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Wounded Knee — 1 night

Wounded Knee is a census-designated place in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Wounded Knee using our trip planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Wounded Knee in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Wounded Knee can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Scottsbluff on the 17th (Thu).
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Scottsbluff — 1 day

Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Scottsbluff driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Wounded Knee to Scottsbluff in 2.5 hours. In August in Scottsbluff, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Denver.
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Denver — 1 night

Mile-High City

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 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Mountain Lux Candles, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, then admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Drive from Scottsbluff to Denver in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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