12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
3
Wall
— 1 night
4
Deadwood
— 1 night
5
Rapid City
— 1 night
6
Cody
— 1 night
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online day trip planner.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Denver hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. On the 13th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, examine the collection at Pioneer Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs trip builder site.

Fly from Denver to Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Hot Springs is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Windcross Conservancy
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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

1
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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Wall Drug, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wall day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Wall takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in August, expect Wall to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Adams House, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Jacobs Studio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood day trip website.

You can drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wall in August: highs in Deadwood hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, then look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City journey builder website.

You can drive from Deadwood to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Rapid City sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, take an in-depth tour of 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 more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cody holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Cody takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rapid City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cody, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
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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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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, make a trip to The 45th Parallel, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
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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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