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£4,130 Per person
15 days
Includes flights
Includes vehicle hire
Includes hotels

This is a classic itinerary for those who wish to explore the tangible history of the Plains Indians and the culture of the cowboy. From your base in South Dakota's Black Hills you can visit Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Badlands National Park, while in Wyoming you will discover iconic Western towns and the monumental scenery of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

  • Marvel at the power of the geysers and look for wildlife in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Discover the beauty of Grand Teton National Park on a guided trip.

  • Explore charming Western towns such as Sheridan, Cody and Jackson.

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to the USA. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

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  • Rapid City
  • Custer
  • Sheridan
  • Cody
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Jackson Grand Teton National Park

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Rapid City

International outbound flight , Rapid City

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Rapid City. On arrival in Rapid City make your way to your accommodation and relax for the evening.

Day 2 Custer

Rapid City , Custer

Collect your hire car this morning and drive through the beautiful forested Black Hills to Custer.

Day 3 Custer

Custer

Start early today and visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse national memorials. These iconic American monuments are easy to get to and at Crazy Horse there is also a great museum and native American art gallery.

Day 4 Sheridan

Custer , Sheridan

Your drive today will see you cross over from South Dakota into Wyoming. You may wish to stop at Spearfish Canyon or the amazing rock outcrop known as Devil's Tower National Monument on the way. You will cross the vast rolling grasslands of central-north Wyoming where many ranches are found. Arrive in Sheridan where there is time to explore this interesting Western town.

Day 5 Cody

Sheridan , Cody

Today you may wish to drive north to visit the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Alternatively, cross the magnificent Bighorn Mountains on your way to Cody.

Day 6 Cody

Cody

This morning you may wish to take a half day trip to see wild mustangs in the Bighorn Mountains. This afternoon there is time to explore this delightful town. Don't miss a visit to the fascinating Buffalo Bill Museum or the Cody Night Rodeo.

Day 7 Yellowstone National Park

Cody , Yellowstone National Park

Today you skirt the northern edge of Custer National Forest then make your way in to Yellowstone National Park. You will pass magnificent scenery, and do keep a look out for wildlife; bison, elk and pronghorn antelope in particular are regularly seen.

Day 8 Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Take an excellent private guided tour of northern Yellowstone. Here you'll get up-close and personal with the wildlife and also be shown the many hidden gems of iconic scenery you won't find on the maps.

Day 9 Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Departing south this afternoon, you'll wind your way through the heart of Yellowstone to the famous Old Faithful geyser.

Day 10 Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy the spectacular geothermal features which make this national park Wyoming's star attraction. Watch the geysers spout, the geothermal pools steam, the mud pits bubble and enjoy the casual roaming of the wildlife. It's worth taking some binoculars to watch out for bears and bison. Tonight you take a tour of the surrounding area.

Day 11 Jackson Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park , Jackson Grand Teton National Park

Today you will leave Yellowstone National Park and travel south on the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway to Grand Teton National Park, passing the beautiful Lake Jackson and the mighty peaks of the Teton Mountains on the way.

Day 12 Jackson Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Grand Teton National Park

Join a sunrise small group expedition into Grand Teton National Park. This is a brilliant way to see the spectacular surroundings and learn about the wildlife that inhabits it.

Day 13 Jackson Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Grand Teton National Park

Spend the day exploring the delightful small Western town of Jackson with its many excellent restaurants and galleries. Alternatively, visit the nearby National Elk Refuge or take part in some of the many outdoor activities such as hiking or white water rafting.

Day 14 International return flight

Jackson Grand Teton National Park , International return flight

Return your car at the airport today as you board your onward flight.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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