29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
2
Custer
— 4 nights
3
West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
4
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
5
Estes Park
— 4 nights
6
Salida
— 1 night
7
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
8
Ruidoso
— 4 nights

3
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Get outdoors at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge and Turner Falls Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oklahoma City: Bedre Fine Chocolate (in Davis) and Chickasaw Cultural Center (in Sulphur). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Bricktown, get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City driving holiday planner.

Houston to Oklahoma City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Houston in July since evenings lows in Oklahoma City dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Davis, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Chickasaw Cultural Center
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Bricktown ©
Bricktown
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Wildlife Loop Road will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park) and Keystone (Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium & Breezy Point Picnic Area). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Jewel Cave National Monument, stroll through Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer travel route tool.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Custer by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Custer is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Elk Mountain Nature Trail
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Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

5
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (S Rim Trail, Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Yellowstone River, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip maker.

You can drive from Custer to West Yellowstone in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Custer in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in West Yellowstone, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Jenny Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Chapel of the Transfiguration (in Moose), Grand Teton National Park (42-mile Scenic Loop Drive & Cascade Canyon Trail) and Yellowstone National Park (Biscuit Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, &more).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Jackson Hole sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

4
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
For shopping fun, head to Images of Rocky Mountain National Park or Pearl Street Mall. Escape the urban bustle at Trail Ridge Road and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park route builder app.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Estes Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in July, with highs in Estes Park at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Salida.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Pearl Street Mall
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Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Salida

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery.

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You can drive from Estes Park to Salida in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Salida: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery

3
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. Explore Pagosa Springs' surroundings by going to Creede (Last Chance Mine & North Clear Creek Falls). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Piedra River Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Salida to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Creede
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River Rafting & Tubing
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

4
nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Escape the urban bustle at White Sands National Monument and Horseback Riding Tours. Visit Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and St. Joseph Apache Mission Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ruidoso: Alamogordo (McGinn's PistachioLand & Giant Alamogordo Landmark). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, catch the contagious excitement of Ruidoso Downs Race Track, delve into the lush surroundings at Lincoln National Forest, and take an in-depth tour of Old West Studio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ruidoso trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Ruidoso in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ruidoso, with lows of °F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Alamogordo, St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, White Sands National Monument
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Lincoln National Forest ©
Lincoln National Forest
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Spas

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