8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Iowa City
Drive:  4​h
1
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
End: Iowa City

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha driving holiday planning app .

Iowa City to Omaha is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Omaha

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Old Market ©
Old Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in September, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument and then make a trip to Tower Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Devils Tower: highs are around 73°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, and then go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Keystone in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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