37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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Bismarck
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Visiting Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and North Cheyenne Canon Park will get you outdoors. Visit Old Colorado City and Glen Eyrie Castle for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Canon City (Royal Gorge Helitours, Skyline Drive, &more) and Mueller State Park (in Divide). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker app.

Los Angeles to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 55°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Dinosaur Ridge and Molly Brown House Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and National Ballpark Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake & Many Parks Curve Overlook), Estes Park (Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Spas, &more) and Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, and explore the world behind art at Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Visiting Presidential Trail and Wind Cave National Park will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Moriah Cemetery and Suzie Cappa Art Center. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs), Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more) and Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Black Hills Helicopters). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Denver to Rapid City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver in December, you will find days in Rapid City are slightly colder (35°F), and nights are about the same (16°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Bismarck takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in December, things will get little chillier in Bismarck: highs are around 26°F and lows about 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Bismarck

Nature · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of American Speed and Old Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Joslyn Art Museum and The Durham Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Omaha: Nebraska State Capitol (in Lincoln) and Cellar 426 Winery (in Ashland). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Omaha trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bismarck to Omaha. Traveling from Bismarck in December, expect Omaha to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Old Market ©
Old Market
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Delicate Arch and Island in the Sky. Step out of the city life by going to Windows and Double Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Devils Garden Trailhead, Tunnel Arch, &more) and Canyonlands National Park (Shafer Trail & Mesa Arch). On the 17th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Moab, soar above the sights with Canyonlands Ballooning, and trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner.

Getting from Omaha to Moab by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Omaha in December since evenings lows in Moab dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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Salt Lake City

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.
Historic 25th Street and The Tabernacle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hill Aerospace Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Union Station (in Ogden), Park City (Fatali Gallery, Spas, &more) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab in December, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Big Sky.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 24th (Thu), trek along Ousel Falls Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and then stroll through Big Sky Resort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Big Sky online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Big Sky in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, expect nights in Big Sky to be colder, around -1°F, while days are slightly colder, around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Yellowstone Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Back Mountain and Hayden Valley. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 3°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Wildlife Art and Jackson Hole Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools and Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. Step out of Jackson Hole to go to Alta and see Grand Targhee Ski Resort, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, tee off at Teton Pines Country Club, and see what you can catch with Reel Deal Anglers.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort

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