21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  13 h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Casper
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  11 h
6
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
8
Denver
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  13 h
End: Zurich

1
night
Denver

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.
On the 10th (Mon), stop by Dardano's Shoes.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary builder website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Denver is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Denver. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: highs in Denver hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hike along Platte River Trails, then take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, then contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Backwards Distilling Company. On your second day here, tee off at Three Crowns Golf Club, stroll around Morad Park, then examine the collection at Tate Geological Museum, and finally look for gifts at Ugly Bug Fly Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Casper day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Denver to Casper with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Casper when traveling from Denver in August, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Casper

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Backwards Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center ©
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site
Platte River Trails ©
Platte River Trails

2
nights
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 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cody journey planner.

You can drive from Casper to Cody in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Casper in August, expect nights in Cody to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canyon Village Area. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Canyon Village Area, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally hike along Artist Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, then look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Cody - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get a sense of the local culture at Earthquake Lake and Museum of the Yellowstone. Escape the urban bustle at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Ousel Falls Trail. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and stop by Send it Home.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Boulder.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ousel Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get curious at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, sample the tasty concoctions at Left Hand Brewing Company, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company, and finally shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: trek along Mount Sanitas Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from West Yellowstone to Boulder takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, you will find days in Boulder are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Left Hand Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Left Hand Brewing Company ©
Left Hand Brewing Company

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Visit Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of World War II Aviation and Penrose Heritage Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

3
nights
Denver

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and then stop by Penzeys Spices. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip site.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Penzeys Spices, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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