15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Denver
Drive:  2​h
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Gillette
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
Milan

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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. To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne holiday planner .

Denver to Cheyenne is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. August in Cheyenne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off toKeystone.

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Moriah Cemetery, Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Cheyenne to Keystone in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cheyenne in August since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gillette.

Things to do in Keystone

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Moriah Cemetery, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

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Gillette

Gillette ©
Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. Devils Tower National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get impressive views of Devils Tower National Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gillette tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Gillette takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Keystone in August since evenings lows in Gillette dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Hardin.

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#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Devils Tower National Monument
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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Hardin

Hardin
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hardin driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Gillette to Hardin in 3 hours. August in Hardin sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

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#Parks, #Nature
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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 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pahaska Tepee.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cody vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hardin to Cody takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Hardin in August, plan for little chillier days in Cody, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

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#Historic Sites
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Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Pahaska Tepee ©
Pahaska Tepee

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Loop Road as well as Lower Geyser Basin. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary maker .

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cody in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City attractions planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Museums
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Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Art at the Main Gallery ©
Art at the Main Gallery

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 16th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lookout Studio, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along The Plaza.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taos.

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#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 19th (Sun), cruise along High Road to Taos, explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, then look for gifts at Francesca's Clothing Boutique, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taos road trip planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, plan for little chillier nights in Taos, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Taos

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Francesca's Clothing Boutique
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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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 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Union Station, look for gifts at Twist and Shout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Downtown Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Taos to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Taos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Denver, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Union Station ©
Union Station
Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium

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