8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
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Thermopolis
— 1 night
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Cody
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 7th (Wed), do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City route planner.

Flint to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Flint to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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

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Thermopolis

Thermopolis ©
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of The Star Plunge, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs State Park, and then get curious at Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Thermopolis day trip planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Thermopolis by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, Thermopolis is slightly colder than Rapid City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hot Springs State Park ©
Hot Springs State Park
The Star Plunge ©
The Star Plunge
Wyoming Dinosaur Center ©
Wyoming Dinosaur Center

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Cody

Cody ©

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
On the 10th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, examine the collection at Plains Indian Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cody trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Thermopolis to Cody in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Thermopolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cody, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, trek along Observation Point Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art and then identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole online road trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

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