17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Silverton
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Midland

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pearl Street Mall. On your second day here, shop like a local with Mountain Blown Glass, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park vacation planner .

Midland to Estes Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Midland to Estes Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Midland in August; daily highs in Estes Park reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Pearl Street Mall, River Rafting & Tubing
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Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

5
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Head to Mangelsen Images of Nature and Vertical Harvestfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Moose (Snake River Bridge & Glacier View Turnout), Yellowstone Bear World (in Rexburg) and Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon Trail, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, & more). There's much more to do: tee off at Headwaters Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, take in the exciting artwork at The Brookover Gallery, and take a peaceful walk through Teton National Forest.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Jackson Hole in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Estes Park in August, expect Jackson Hole to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone Bear World, Headwaters Golf Club
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, trek along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

6
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Route 550 Gifts and Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Silverton side-trips: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park), Dennis Weaver Memorial Park (in Ridgway) and Pagosa Springs (Treasure Falls, The Springs Resort & Spa, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, get engrossed in the history at San Juan County Historical Society, stroll through Silverton Mountain, and hike along Ice Lakes Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Silverton trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Silverton in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, Silverton is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Silverton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pagosa Springs, Ouray, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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