11 days in Colorado, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in Colorado, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Spearfish
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Roxborough State Park and Deer Creek Canyon Park. Visit Molly Brown House Museum and Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House for their historical value. There's more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park and make a splash at Water World.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Denver is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dubai to Denver due to the time zone difference. In August, Denver is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Littleton, Cherry Creek State Park, Water World
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Deer Creek Canyon Park ©
Deer Creek Canyon Park
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

1
night
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 13th (Thu): let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amphitheater Lake.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip planner .

You can fly from Denver to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in August; daily highs in Jackson reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Amphitheater Lake
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Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Barker-Ewing Whitewater ©
Barker-Ewing Whitewater

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Fairy Falls. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with Yellowstone Geyser Kayak Tours, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website .

Drive from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jackson in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
night
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and then shop like a local with Termesphere Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Spearfish vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Spearfish takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Spearfish. In August, Spearfish is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums Shopping
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Termesphere Gallery ©
Termesphere Gallery

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