9 days in Colorado Springs, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Springs, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Lansing
Drive:  18​h 15​min
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Moran
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 45​min
End: Warren

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Colorado Springs

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), Head underground at Cave of the Winds and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Lansing to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lansing to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Jackson.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©

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Jackson

Jackson ©
The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Jackson Hole Shootout and then make a trip to Town Square.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Jackson takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, things will get slightly colder in Jackson: highs are around 79°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Town Square ©
Town Square

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jackson in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moran.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Moran

Moran ©
Moran is an unincorporated community in south central Teton County, Wyoming, United States, which serves as one of the principal fee collection entrances to Grand Teton National Park. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moran trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Moran in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Moran are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Moran

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then stroll through Presidential Trail.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Keystone itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Moran to Keystone takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Moran in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Keystone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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