23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
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Crow Agency
— 2 nights
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Twin Falls
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 day
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Denver — 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Cabrini Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, then stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at The International Church of Cannabis.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denver visit planner.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Denver hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills and then visit Downtown Rapid City. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City travel route planner.

You can fly from Denver to Rapid City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park — 2 nights

Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Theodore Roosevelt National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Rapid City to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rapid City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Crow Agency.
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Crow Agency — 2 nights

Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, then steep yourself in history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Crow Agency route maker site.

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Crow Agency in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Crow Agency when traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in August, with lows around 17°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Big Sky.
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Big Sky — 2 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally hike along Ousel Falls Trail. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then trek along Beehive Basin Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sky itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Crow Agency to Big Sky takes 4 hours. Traveling from Crow Agency in August, expect nights in Big Sky to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Challis Hot Springs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System and Bonanza and Custer Ghost Town. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Big Sky to Stanley takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. In August in Stanley, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 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.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, and stroll through Natural Bridge Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Stanley to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Stanley in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Twin Falls.
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Twin Falls — 2 nights

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then stroll through Snake River Canyon Trail, and then stroll around Centennial Waterfront Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, then steep yourself in history at Minidoka Internment, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Twin Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, Twin Falls is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online itinerary planner.

Fly from Twin Falls to Salt Lake City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Twin Falls in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.
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Denver — 1 day

Mile-High City

Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum and then explore the activities along Crown Hill Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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South Dakota travel guide

4.3
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.
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North Dakota travel guide

4.5
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.
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Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Zipline · Bodies of Water
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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