19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Knoxville
Drive:  29​h
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​h
Knoxville

3
days
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long House and Spruce Tree House. Balcony House and Cliff Palace will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mesa Verde National Park: Shiprock Rock Formation (in Shiprock), Majestic Dude Ranch (in Mancos) and Ute Mountain Tribal Park (in Towaoc). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Park Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park day trip website .

Knoxville to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Shiprock Rock Formation, Majestic Dude Ranch
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House

4
days
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adams Falls Trail. Attractions like Alluvial Fan and Tiny Town Miniature Golf make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lily Lake and Estes Park Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf. Go for a jaunt from Estes Park to Rocky Mountain National Park to see Holzwarth Historic Site about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sprague Lake, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Laura's Fine Candy, and get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park visit planner .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
Sprague Lake ©
Sprague Lake
Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Grand Loop Road. Step off the beaten path and head to Biscuit Basin and Roosevelt Arch. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car from Estes Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Estes Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
River Rafting & Tubing

4
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Jenny Lake Trail. Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Leigh Lake. Take a break from Grand Teton National Park with a short trip to Bridger Gondola in Teton Village, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bridger Gondola
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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