9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Omaha
— 1 day
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Wichita
— 1 night

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and then meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Omaha trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Omaha is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Omaha, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 3rd (Tue), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in August, expect nights in West Yellowstone to be cooler, around 37°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser. On your second day here, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, hike along Artists’ Paintpots, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive.

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Drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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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 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, then surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions, and then get a new perspective on things with Barker-Ewing Whitewater.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole route planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Highlights from your plan
Barker-Ewing Whitewater ©
Barker-Ewing Whitewater
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, then learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
On the 8th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, and then explore the galleries of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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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 9th (Mon), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Nifty Nut House, engage your brain at Exploration Place, and then examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wichita holiday builder site.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Wichita in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Wichita is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in August; daily highs in Wichita reach 89°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Exploration Place ©
Exploration Place
Museum of World Treasures ©
Museum of World Treasures
Nifty Nut House ©
Nifty Nut House

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