8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  8​h
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Thermopolis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Flint

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night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 7th (Wed), do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City day trip planner .

Flint to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Insideout, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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night
Thermopolis

Thermopolis ©
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of The Star Plunge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs State Park, and then get curious at Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thermopolis trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Thermopolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rapid City in August, expect Thermopolis to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Nature Parks Theme Parks
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Hot Springs State Park ©
Hot Springs State Park
Wyoming Dinosaur Center ©
Wyoming Dinosaur Center

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cody trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Thermopolis to Cody by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Thermopolis in August, expect nights in Cody to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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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.
S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Loop Road and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art and then look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums Wildlife Parks
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National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

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