8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

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8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

Start: Amarillo
Drive:  14​h
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Amarillo

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jewel Cave National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Wades Gold Mill. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jewel Cave National Monument, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wades Gold Mill, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone route maker .

Amarillo to Keystone is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Keystone. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amarillo in July, with highs in Keystone at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wades Gold Mill, Jewel Cave National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill
Jewel Cave National Monument ©
Jewel Cave National Monument
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

3
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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. You will leave for Denver on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sports Authority Field at Mile High as well as Downtown Aquarium. On the 26th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Sports Authority Field at Mile High and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Downtown Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Denver: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium
Sports Authority Field at Mile High ©

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