24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cheyenne
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Denver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Denver is minus 17 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 7°C and lows are around -8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

4
nights
Estes Park

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel on the Rock and Holzwarth Historic Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Snowy Peaks Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan, Chasm Falls, & more), Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Devil's Backbone Trail (in Loveland). There's lots more to do: hike along Cub Lake Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner .

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Devil's Backbone Trail, Winter Park Resort
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

4
nights
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Popular historic sites such as Fort Laramie National Historic Site and Abbey of St. Walburga are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Cheyenne Depot Museum and Laramie Plains Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ivinson Mansion (in Laramie), Gateway Natural Area (in Bellvue) and Riverbend Ponds Natural Area (in Fort Collins). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nelson Museum of the West and ponder the world of politics at Wyoming State Capitol.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cheyenne trip app .

You can drive from Estes Park to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cheyenne: temperatures range from 4°C by day to -9°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Laramie, Gateway Natural Area, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Riverbend Ponds Natural Area, Abbey of St. Walburga
Highlights from your plan
Fort Laramie National Historic Site ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Nelson Museum of the West ©
Nelson Museum of the West

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Mormon Row Historic District and Mangelsen Images of Nature. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Step out of Jackson Hole with an excursion to Snake River Overlook in Moose--about 58 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Rendezvous Mountain.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole day trip planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Jackson Hole in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cheyenne in December, with highs in Jackson Hole at -3°C and lows at -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uncle Tom's Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive. Visiting Grand Loop Road and Midway Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, Virginia Cascade Drive, & more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and stop by Eagle's Store.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in December, with highs in West Yellowstone at -7°C and lows at -21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Fishing Charters & Tours
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

4
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Old Mission State Park and Northern Pacific Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and Cataldo Mission. Get out of town with these interesting Coeur d'Alene side-trips: Wallace (Oasis Bordello Museum & Lookout Pass), Emerald Creek Garnet Area (in Saint Maries) and Bonners Ferry (Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge & Heart Rock Wines).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene route maker site .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Coeur d'Alene takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from West Yellowstone to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in January: highs in Coeur d'Alene hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -5°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wallace, Bonners Ferry, Old Mission State Park, Emerald Creek Garnet Area, Cataldo Mission
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge ©
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Heart Rock Wines ©
Heart Rock Wines

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