43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Cody
— 3 nights
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Garryowen
— 2 nights
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
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Spearfish
— 4 nights
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 5 nights
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Crawford
— 1 night
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Gering
— 2 nights
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Cheyenne
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights

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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.
You've now added Chapel of the Transfiguration to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Oxbow Bend and Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Teton Raptor Center and Bridger Gondola. When in Jackson Hole, make a side trip to see Chapel of the Sacred Heart in Moose, approximately Moose away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Moose Wilson Road, don't miss a visit to Jackson Hole Shootout, and go for a walk through Cunningham Cabin.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole online trip maker.

Knoxville to Jackson Hole is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Knoxville, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

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Oxbow Bend
4.8

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Take a break from the city and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tower Fall and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Lehardy's Rapids & Artists’ Paintpots). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, plan for slightly colder nights in West Yellowstone, with lows around 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cody.

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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Gibbon Falls
4.5

3
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Cody

Cody ©

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
You've now added Buffalo Bill State Park to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Chief Joseph Hwy and Historic Cody Mural and Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Draper Natural History Museum and Dead Indian Summit Overlook. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, stop by Cowtown Candy Company, make a trip to Pahaska Tepee, and explore the world behind art at Whitney Western Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cody trip itinerary planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Cody in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from West Yellowstone in August since evenings lows in Cody dip to 55°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Garryowen.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Garryowen

Garryowen ©
Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Garryowen road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cody to Garryowen takes 3 hours. When traveling from Cody in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Garryowen: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Garryowen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get your game on at Creekside Clubhouse & Greens, take in breathtaking views at Bighorn Mountains, and then take in breathtaking views at Crazy Woman Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dry Creek Petrified Forest and then head outdoors with Lake DeSmet.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buffalo trip planner.

Getting from Garryowen to Buffalo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hulett Museum and Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. Appreciate the collections at Rogue's Gallery and Old Fort Meade Museum. Explore Spearfish's surroundings by going to Wind Circles (in Devils Tower) and Roughlock Falls Nature Area (in Savoy). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Devil Bathtub South Dakota, delve into the distant past with PaleoAdventures, do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Black Hill National Cemetery.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Spearfish vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Spearfish takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Buffalo to Spearfish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Spearfish, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Art Museum
Rogue's Gallery
4.9
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History Museum
Old Fort Meade Museum
4.3

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Black Elk Peak and Black Hills Caverns. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapel in the Hills and Museum of Geology. Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Horse Thief Lake (in Keystone) and Custer (Sunday Gulch Trail & Little Devil's Tower Trail). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lost Cabin Beer Co..

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Spearfish to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Spearfish to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. September in Rapid City sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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Museum of Geology
4.7
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Black Elk Peak
4.8

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like South Dakota's Original 1880 Town and Prairie Homestead. Appreciate the collections at Delta-09 Missile Silo and Badlands Petrified Gardens. Step out of Badlands National Park with an excursion to Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge in Martin--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, and trek along Castle Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Badlands National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Rapid City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Crawford.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

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Prairie Homestead
4.3

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Crawford

Crawford ©
Crawford is a city in Dawes County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Fort Robinson State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Fort Robinson History Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Trailside Museum of Natural History, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Robinson State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see a world frozen in time at Ardmore and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Toadstool Campground.

Find out how to plan Crawford trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Crawford takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Crawford can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gering.

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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Ghost Town
Ardmore
4.0

2
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Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. On the 18th (Fri), go for a walk through Monument Valley Pathway, take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Gering planning app.

You can drive from Crawford to Gering in 1.5 hours. September in Gering sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Gering

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Governors' Mansion and Ivinson Mansion. Cowgirls of the West Museum and Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Warren Icbm and Heritage Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots, and stop by The Wrangler.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Gering to Cheyenne takes 2 hours. When traveling from Gering in September, plan for slightly colder days in Cheyenne, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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History Museum
Nelson Museum of the West
4.6
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Architectural Building
Historic Governors' Mansion
4.6

2
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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, then view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Cheyenne to Estes Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. When traveling from Cheyenne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Wineries

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Littleton Museum, then steep yourself in history at Four Mile Historic Park, then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and finally get your game on at EscapeWorks Denver.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip tool.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Denver sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

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Littleton Museum
4.8
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Specialty Museum
National Ballpark Museum
4.7
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Historic Site
Four Mile Historic Park
4.1

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Mueller State Park. Get some historical perspective at Bishop Castle and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (Tunnel Drive, Museum of Colorado Prisons, &more), Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (in Pueblo) and Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum (in Cripple Creek). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, enjoy some music at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, and get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Climbing Tours
4.9
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Bishop Castle
4.4

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