36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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

2
nights
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Legion Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Black Elk Peak and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Keystone (Breezy Point Picnic Area & Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary website.

Houston to Custer is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in Custer hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Keystone, South Dakota, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
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Horseback Riding Tours
Black Hills ©
Black Hills
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak

7
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Lone Peak & Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports) and Yellowstone National Park (West Thumb Geyser Basin, Mud Volcano, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Yellowstone River, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for West Yellowstone using our trip planner.

Drive from Custer to West Yellowstone in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Custer in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in West Yellowstone, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 16:
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), hike along Cunningham Cabin, thenidentify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend, and then hit the slopes at Four Seasons Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, take an in-depth tour of Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, don't miss a visit to Town Square, thentake in the exciting artwork at Hines Goldsmiths, thendon't miss a visit to Jackson Hole Shootout, and finally don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary planning app.

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. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
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Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum ©
Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum

4
nights
Estes Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sprague Lake and Adams Falls Trail. Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Aspen and Evergreen Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Lady Luck Casino (in Black Hawk) and Golden Gate Canyon State Park (in Golden). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Estes Park Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf, kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake, explore the activities along Sleepy Hollow County Park, and explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park tour planning website.

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. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, expect Estes Park to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Salida.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Carousel of Happiness, The Beach at Grand Lake, Lady Luck Casino, Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
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Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
Sprague Lake
Sprague Lake

4
nights
Salida

Salida ©
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Park City Museum and Riverside Park. For shopping fun, head to The Bungled Jungle or Two Wild Sisters. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salida: Leadville (Twin Lakes & Temple Israel), Frisco (Windrider of the Rockies & Frisco Bay Marina) and Breckenridge (Oxygen Bar & Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Vino Salida Wine Cellars, and stroll through Monarch Mountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salida itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Salida takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Estes Park in July: highs in Salida hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Leadville, Frisco, South Park City Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Monarch Mountain ©
Monarch Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Last Chance Mine and Lantern Dancer. Step off the beaten path and head to Treasure Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Pagosa Springs' surroundings by going to Creede (Creede Underground Mining Museum & North Clear Creek Falls). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Diamond Hitch Stables, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Salida to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July in Pagosa Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Creede
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Creede Underground Mining Museum ©
Creede Underground Mining Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

3
nights
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hubbard Museum of the American West and Kenneth Wyatt Galleries. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grindstone Lake Trail and Links At Sierra Blanca. When in Ruidoso, make a side trip to see State Route 244 in Cloudcroft, approximately Cloudcroft away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, steep yourself in history at Fort Stanton Historical Site, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Stanton Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ruidoso, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Ruidoso takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ruidoso when traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Concan.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Stanton, State Route 244, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, Hubbard Museum of the American West
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Hubbard Museum of the American West ©
Hubbard Museum of the American West
Fort Stanton Historical Site ©
Fort Stanton Historical Site
Grindstone Lake Trail ©
Grindstone Lake Trail

7
nights
Concan

Concan ©
Concan is a small unincorporated community in Uvalde County in the southwestern portion of the Hill Country of Texas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alamo Village Movie Location and Fort Alamo. Escape the urban bustle at Andy's on River Road and Kickapoo Cavern State Park. Step out of Concan with an excursion to Fort Clark Springs in Brackettville--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garner State Park, don't miss a visit to Utopia Texas, Head underground at Frio Cave, and look for gifts at Garner State Park Gift Shop.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Concan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Concan takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ruidoso in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Concan: highs are around °F and lows about °F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Concan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brackettville, Utopia Texas
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 9:
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Frio Cave ©
Frio Cave
Garner State Park ©
Garner State Park
Fort Clark Springs ©
Fort Clark Springs

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