26 days in Western US & Keystone Itinerary

26 days in Western US & Keystone Itinerary

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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 6 nights

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Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the activities along Clear Creek Reservoir. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, contemplate the long history of Temple Israel, then hike along Leadville National Fish Hatchery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista holiday planner.

Lansing to Buena Vista is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Lansing in June, Buena Vista is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Leadville
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Cottonwood Lake ©
Cottonwood Lake
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango road trip app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Zipline
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bring the kids along to Grandview Point and Mather Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Imperial Drive and Indian Garden. And it doesn't end there: trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sentinel Dome and Four Mile Trail. Attractions like Nevada Falls Loop and Taft Point make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: trek along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Loop Road and Midway Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: get answers to all your questions at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Inspiration Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Jenny Lake Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park road trip website.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

6
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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rush Mountain Adventure Park and Sunday Gulch Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Black Elk Peak. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Custer (Legion Lake, Stockade Lake, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek, take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, and hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Keystone trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Keystone, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Black Elk Peak
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Rush Mountain Adventure Park ©
Rush Mountain Adventure Park
Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake

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