8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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

1
night
Wall

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

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wall route planner.

Des Moines to Wall is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Wall is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Wall when traveling from Des Moines in September, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site ©
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, thenview the masterpieces at Insideout, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Custer vacation maker site.

Drive from Wall to Custer in 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 °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Insideout, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

1
night
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 6th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park online attractions planner.

You can fly from Custer to Estes Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Custer in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Photography Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then examine the collection at Plains Indian Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cody tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Cody takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Estes Park in September, expect nights in Cody to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

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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nights
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 8th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Terrace Spring, thenidentify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip builder website.

Drive from Cody to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in September, expect West Yellowstone to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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