16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Casper
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Dunedin

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Deer Valley Resort & Park City Mountain Resort). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, don't miss a visit to Olympic Cauldron Park, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Salt Lake City is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 19 hours traveling from Dunedin to Salt Lake City. July in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Park City
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Room Escape Games

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for gifts at Ugly Bug Fly Shop, get engrossed in the history at The Bishop House, then get engrossed in the history at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, and finally play a few rounds at Three Crowns Golf Club.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Casper online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Lake City to Casper. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get little chillier in Casper: highs are around 37°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Casper

Outdoors Golf Museums
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Three Crowns Golf Club ©
Three Crowns Golf Club
Ugly Bug Fly Shop ©
Ugly Bug Fly Shop

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Breezy Point Picnic Area), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Custer (Custer State Park, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, take an in-depth tour of Pawnseum, explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, and have some family-friendly fun at Cosmos Mystery Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rapid City day trip planning website .

Getting from Casper to Rapid City by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Casper in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, stroll through Denver Zoo, look for gifts at Belmar, and admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rapid City to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, Belmar, Flatirons, Carousel of Happiness, River Rafting & Tubing
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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