9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 1 day
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Keystone
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Denver

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dinosaur Ridge
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Rush Mountain Adventure Park, learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, and then explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip planning website .

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Denver to Keystone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 59°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Prairie Berry Winery
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Rush Mountain Adventure Park ©
Rush Mountain Adventure Park
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel of the Transfiguration and Our Lady Of The Mountains. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jenny Lake and Antelope Flats. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, admire all the interesting features of Jackson Hole Rodeo, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole road trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Jackson Hole in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

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Side Trips

42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, Chapel of the Transfiguration
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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake
Jackson Hole Rodeo ©
Jackson Hole Rodeo

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Loop Road and Mud Volcano. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park route app .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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