27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cheyenne
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Bozeman
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
Granby
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​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.
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver holiday maker .

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. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Denver to be cooler, temps between 7°C and -8°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toCheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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. Visiting Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Arapaho National Forest will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site and Abbey of St. Walburga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheyenne: Cache La Poudre Wilderness (in Livermore), Laramie (Ivinson Mansion, Laramie Plains Museum, & more) and The Farm at Lee Martinez Park (in Fort Collins). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Nelson Museum of the West, ponder the world of politics at Wyoming State Capitol, and pause for some photo ops at Ames Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne itinerary maker site .

Drive from Denver to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Cheyenne can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Laramie, Fort Collins, Arapaho National Forest, Ames Monument, Abbey of St. Walburga
Highlights from your plan
Cache La Poudre Wilderness ©
Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

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 outdoors at Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Teton Park Road. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oxbow Bend and Rendezvous Mountain. Step out of Jackson Hole with an excursion to Chapel of the Transfiguration in Moose--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, hit the slopes at Four Seasons Resort, and shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole travel route tool .

Getting from Cheyenne to Jackson Hole by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cheyenne in December: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around -3°C and lows are around -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Escape the urban bustle at Big Sky Resort and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nevada City Ghost Town and J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Norris Hot Springs (in Norris), Virginia City National Historic Landmark (in Virginia City) and Willies Distillery (in Ennis). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Missouri Headwaters State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bozeman vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Bozeman in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Virginia City, Willies Distillery, Big Sky Resort, Norris Hot Springs, Nevada City Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park
Norris Hot Springs ©
Norris Hot Springs

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step out of the city life by going to Uncle Tom's Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Loop Road and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bozeman in January, with highs in West Yellowstone at -7°C and lows at -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Granby.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

3
nights
Granby

Granby ©
Granby is a statutory town which is the most populous municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and Winding River Resort Stables. Discover out-of-the-way places like Winter Park Resort and Grand Lake Nordic Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Never Summer Mountain Products (in Grand Lake) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Milner Pass & Holzwarth Historic Site).

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Granby vacation planning app .

Explore your travel options from West Yellowstone to Granby with the Route module. Traveling from West Yellowstone in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Granby, with lows around -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granby

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Winter Park Resort
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Winding River Resort Stables ©
Winding River Resort Stables
Never Summer Mountain Products ©
Never Summer Mountain Products

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Shiprock Rock Formation, then make a trip to Step House, and then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Ruins Road, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Granby to Mesa Verde National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Granby in January, plan for much warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 6°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Shiprock Rock Formation
Highlights from your plan
Step House ©
Step House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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