25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Laramie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Sheridan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Vernal
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Estes Park

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Deer Mountain, Estes Park Museum, Tour Estes Park, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Emerald Lake Trail and Trail Ridge Road. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alluvial Fan and Alberta Falls. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lily Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park day trip planning app .

Denver to Estes Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Laramie.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

2
nights
Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie ©
Fort Laramie is a town in Goshen County, Wyoming, United States. To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Laramie trip planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Fort Laramie in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Fort Laramie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Laramie National Historic Site ©

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Adams House, and finally take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rapid City itinerary builder website .

Rapid City is just a short distance from Keystone. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in September since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Deadwood, Custer, Wall Drug, Crazy Horse Memorial, Loop Road
Highlights from your plan
Adams House ©
Adams House
Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

3
nights
Sheridan

Sheridan ©
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Bighorn Battlefield as well as Sheridan County Museum. On the 11th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Sheridan County Museum, don't miss a visit to Medicine Wheel, and then admire the sheer force of Shell Falls. On the next day, take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sheridan day trip planning site .

You can drive from Buffalo to Sheridan in an hour. In September in Sheridan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Sheridan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Custer Battlefield Museum, Medicine Wheel, Little Bighorn Battlefield
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Shell Falls ©
Shell Falls
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
The Historic Sheridan Inn ©
The Historic Sheridan Inn

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Old West Miniature Village and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cody journey app .

You can drive from Billings to Cody in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Billings in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cody: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

6
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.
You've added Canyon Village Yellowstone, Albright Visitor Center and Museum, Calcite Springs Lookout, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dragon's Mouth Springs and Mud Volcano. Get outdoors at Midway Geyser Basin and Yellowstone Lake. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and stroll through Fountain Paint Pot.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cody in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Falls
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Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Fairy Falls ©
Fairy Falls

6
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teton Park Road as well as Inspiration Point. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Leigh Lake. Explore Grand Teton National Park's surroundings by going to Teton Village (Teton Pass & Bridger Gondola). Spend the 22nd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park tour planning tool .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. On the 26th (Wed), you're off toVernal.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jackson Hole
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

2
nights
Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 27th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, delve into the distant past at Dinosaur National Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at Pink Brontosaurus. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of McConkie Ranch, then get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Fleet State Park.

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Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Vernal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. September in Vernal sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, Dinosaur National Monument
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