17 days in Colorado, South Dakota & Wyoming Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Idaho Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Fort-de-France


Colorado Springs — 3 nights

Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing) and Gateway Mesa Open Space Park (in Castle Rock). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planner.

Fort-de-France, Martinique to Colorado Springs is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort-de-France to Colorado Springs is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort-de-France in July, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Keystone.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Side Trips

Keystone — 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Custer (Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, don't miss a visit to Brule, and take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Keystone travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Keystone by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Keystone is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary maker website.

Fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Keystone in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road, hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, and then trek along Taggart Lake.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Durango.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Durango — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Durango takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Durango is a bit warmer than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

Buena Vista — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then stop by Sundance and Friends.

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Traveling by car from Durango to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durango in July: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Idaho Springs.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Idaho Springs — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, then go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Getting from Buena Vista to Idaho Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, you will find days in Idaho Springs are cooler (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

South Dakota travel guide

National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.