11 days in Colorado, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in Colorado, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h
4
Spearfish
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
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.
Molly Brown House Museum and Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Roxborough State Park and Deer Creek Canyon Park. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park and make a splash at Water World.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Denver is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Denver, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Denver to be much colder, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Littleton, Water World, Cherry Creek State Park
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Deer Creek Canyon Park ©
Deer Creek Canyon Park
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amphitheater Lake.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in August; daily highs in Jackson reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Amphitheater Lake
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Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Barker-Ewing Whitewater ©
Barker-Ewing Whitewater

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, hike along Observation Point Trail, and admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Jackson in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
night
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and then shop like a local with Termesphere Gallery (Call for Appointment).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Spearfish vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Spearfish takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Spearfish. In August, Spearfish is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums Shopping
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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Termesphere Gallery (Call for Appointment) ©
Termesphere Gallery (Call for Appointment)

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