12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
3
Cheyenne
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 1 night
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
6
Hot Springs
— 1 day
7
Custer
— 1 night
8
Deadwood
— 1 night
9
Wall
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner.

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, and finally get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cody travel app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Cody at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Historic Governors' Mansion, get outside with Paul Smith Children's Village, get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum, then get your game on at Flippers Family Arcade, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cheyenne trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cody to Cheyenne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Cheyenne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
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Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Flippers Family Arcade ©
Flippers Family Arcade
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday planner.

You can drive from Cheyenne to Denver in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then hike along Wildcat Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Monument Valley in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Photography Tours
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Angostura Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Hot Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Hot Springs is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Angostura Recreation Area ©
Angostura Recreation Area
Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Custer trip planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Custer by car takes about an hour. August in Custer sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then explore the galleries of Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Deadwood driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Wall Drug, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wall road trip app.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in August, expect nights in Wall to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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