15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h
1
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Devils Tower
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Casper
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Montrose
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Alamosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h
9
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cheyenne day trip planner.

Philadelphia to Cheyenne is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in June; daily highs in Cheyenne reach 79°F and lows reach 51°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks Outdoors Museums

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Downtown Rapid City, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rapid City travel planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Rapid City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cheyenne in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 57°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddle Pass Trail, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, then explore the striking landscape of Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Sheep Mountain Table Road, hike along Castle Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Badlands National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead ©
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook

few
hours
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): go for a walk through Tower Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Devils Tower in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, expect nights in Devils Tower to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Casper road trip planning website.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Casper in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Devils Tower in June: highs in Casper hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Montrose.

Things to do in Casper

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Edness K. Wilkins State Park
Highlights from your plan
Edness K. Wilkins State Park ©
Edness K. Wilkins State Park

2
nights
Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Montrose trip planner.

Drive from Casper to Montrose in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, Montrose is somewhat warmer than Casper - with highs of 89°F and lows of 54°F. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Durango.

Things to do in Montrose

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mesa Verde National Park, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and Four Corners Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument and then explore the striking landscape of Mesa Verde National Park.

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

You can drive from Montrose to Durango in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Montrose in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Durango. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Durango

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Four Corners Monument, Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Verde National Park ©
Mesa Verde National Park
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument

2
nights
Alamosa

Alamosa
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alamosa road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Durango to Alamosa in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Alamosa are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You will leave for Denver on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Alamosa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park

2
nights
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.
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Alamosa to Denver in 4 hours. Traveling from Alamosa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Denver, with lows of 60°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Children's Museum of Denver ©
Children's Museum of Denver
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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