12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
drive:  4​h 30​min
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Deadwood
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Indianapolis

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
You've now added Utah State Capitol to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder .

Indianapolis to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toJackson Hole.

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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Wheeler Historic Farm ©
Wheeler Historic Farm
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Wildlife Art as well as National Elk Refuge. On the 14th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at National Elk Refuge and then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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Getting from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Jackson Hole: highs are around 69°F and lows about 37°F. You will leave for Grand Teton National Park on the 15th (Sat).

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National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

1
day
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, Inspiration Point and Jenny Lake Boating. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, get interesting insight from Jenny Lake Boating, then explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, then hike along Leigh Lake, and finally make a trip to Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

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You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

3
days
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 list of things to see and do now includes Norris Geyser Basin, Firehole Canyon Drive, Fountain Paint Pot, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Biscuit Basin and Yellowstone River.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Side Trip

Yellowstone River
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West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
day
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 35°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Gardiner

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

0
days
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.
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cody trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Gardiner to Cody in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gardiner in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cody, with lows of 47°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Deadwood.

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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

few
hours
Deadwood

Deadwood
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood day trip planner.

Getting from Cody to Deadwood by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cody to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. September in Deadwood sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Keystone.

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2
days
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Hills, Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center and Sylvan Lake.

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Getting from Deadwood to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Deadwood to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Keystone, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 25th (Tue), you're off toDenver.

Things to do in Keystone

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Custer, Black Hills
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills ©
Black Hills

1
day
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.
For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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