11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Ripon
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Drive to Dane County Regional Truax Field, Fly to Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Drive to Emporia
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Emporia
— 1 night
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Scott City
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs
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Durango
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Mexican Hat
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Monument Valley
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Lake Powell
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
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Moab
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
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Fruita
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Morrison
— 1 night
Fly
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Omaha
— 1 night
Fly to Dane County Regional Truax Field, Drive to Ripon
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Ripon

Ripon is a city in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ripon trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ripon. July in Ripon sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. You will leave for Emporia on the 18th (Mon).
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Emporia — 1 night

Emporia is a city in and the county seat of Lyon County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chase County Courthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Emporia online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ripon to Emporia. Traveling from Ripon in July, things will get a bit warmer in Emporia: highs are around 89°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Scott City.
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Scott City

Scott City is a city in and the county seat of Scott County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Scott State Park.

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Getting from Emporia to Scott City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. July in Scott City sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Scott City to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Scott City in July; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 86°F and lows reach 58°F. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs vacation planning website.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Durango.
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Durango — 1 night

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango journey planner.

Getting from Manitou Springs to Durango by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Durango are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

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 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mexican Hat.
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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mexican Hat vacation planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Mexican Hat by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mexican Hat are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You'll set off for Monument Valley on the 22nd (Fri).
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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. For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley planner.

Monument Valley is just a stone's throw from Mexican Hat. In July, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Lake Powell.
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Lake Powell

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lake Powell travel route app.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Lake Powell takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Lake Powell is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 98°F and lows of 73°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Lake Powell to Zion National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Lake Powell in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. You'll set off for Canyonlands National Park on the 24th (Sun).
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July, Canyonlands National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Plan trip to Moab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. You will leave for Fruita on the 25th (Mon).
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Fruita

The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fruita day trip planning website.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Fruita in 2 hours. In July in Fruita, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 64°F at night. You will leave for Aspen on the 25th (Mon).
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Aspen — 1 night

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 25th (Mon), hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen route planner.

You can drive from Fruita to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fruita in July, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 81°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Rocky Mountain National Park is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Morrison.
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Morrison — 1 night

The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Dinosaur Ridge.

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Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Morrison by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Morrison, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Omaha.
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Omaha — 1 night

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum and then snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip planner.

Fly from Morrison to Omaha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Morrison to Omaha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Morrison in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Omaha. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ripon.
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Ripon

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ripon sightseeing planning website.

Explore your travel options from Omaha to Ripon with the Route module. Traveling from Omaha in July, things will get a bit cooler in Ripon: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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