9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Crescent City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Crescent City

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night
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.
Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Crescent City to Denver is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crescent City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Crescent City in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, then get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, and finally look for gifts at Black Hills Vinyl.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Denver to Rapid City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in March: highs in Rapid City hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Suzie Cappa Art Center ©
Suzie Cappa Art Center

2
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 Fishing Bridge General Store and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Rapid City in March, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°F and 10°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin

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night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, West Yellowstone is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen Images of Nature, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and then see the interesting displays at Murie Centre.

Plan my day in Jackson Hole using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature

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