8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Wall
— 1 night
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Custer
— 1 night
3
Spearfish
— 1 night
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
5
Cody
— 1 night
6
Estes Park
— 1 night

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wall road trip website.

Des Moines to Wall is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Wall. Traveling from Des Moines in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Wall. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Custer tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Wall to Custer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Wall in September, plan for little chillier days in Custer, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Spearfish trip planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Spearfish due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Spearfish are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Spearfish

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deadwood
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Shoshone Lake, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, then take in the natural beauty of Terrace Spring, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Spearfish to West Yellowstone. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Spearfish - with highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then take an in-depth tour of Plains Indian Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cody trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Cody in 3.5 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Cody: highs are around 70°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Cody to Estes Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cody in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
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Off-Road Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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