8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Tulsa
— 1 day
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Rock Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Tulsa

— 1 day

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at River Parks, then identify plant and animal life at Ray Harral Nature Park, then see the world from above with Tulsa County Helicopters, and finally stroll through Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tulsa trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tulsa. In August, daytime highs in Tulsa are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Creek Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver journey builder.

Fly from Tulsa to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tulsa in August, with highs in Denver at 85°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rock Springs

— 1 night
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), take a memorable drive along Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop and then admire the engineering at Flaming Gorge - Uintas National Scenic Byway.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rock Springs vacation planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Rock Springs. Traveling from Denver in September, things will get little chillier in Rock Springs: highs are around 71°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids, then cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, then make a trip to Petrified Tree, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Pelican Creek Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, then trek along Osprey Falls Trail, and finally trek along Observation Point Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip site.

Getting from Rock Springs to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rock Springs in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 5th (Sat), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, then see the world from above with Horizon Travel Yeti Aviation, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone day trip planning tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bozeman trip maker.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 72°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.