12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Custer
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Wall
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights

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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 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denver online vacation planner.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from London to Denver, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Hidee Gold Mine, Flatirons
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Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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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 12th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Historic Governors' Mansion, and finally don't miss a visit to Cheyenne Big Boots.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cheyenne trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Cheyenne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum ©
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens ©
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

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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), look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs road trip site.

Drive from Cheyenne to Hot Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cheyenne in August, you will find days in Hot Springs are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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

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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 14th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Needles Highway, delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, and then take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Custer driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Custer takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

South Dakota
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Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak

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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 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Adams House, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine, then admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Deadwood visit planner.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish
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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine
Adams House ©
Adams House

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 16th (Sun), explore the galleries of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Door Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then hike along Notch Trail, and finally stroll through Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wall trip planning website.

Drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Wall is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in August: highs in Wall hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site ©
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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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 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, then get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Paul Stock Nature Trail.

To plan Cody vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Wall to Cody takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Wall in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cody, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cody in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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