10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then contemplate the long history of Hotel de Paris Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Boston to Denver is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Denver. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around 58°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hotel de Paris Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Long House and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Four Corners Monument.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. August in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Four Corners Monument
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take a memorable tour with Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Off-Road Tours
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and finally try your luck at Casino At The Venetian. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online journey builder.

You can drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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