12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
4
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Vail
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly

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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Verde Valley Archaeology Center (in Camp Verde) and Sedona (Spas & Wellness & Spas). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Lucidi Distilling Co..

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Houston to Phoenix is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. In February in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Rim Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in February; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 49°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Moab — 1 night

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moab day trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Moab, with lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aspen.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Aspen — 3 nights

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 19th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in February, with highs in Aspen at 39°F and lows at 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trip

Vail — 1 night

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 20th (Sun), stroll through Vail Mountain Resort, let the kids burn off some steam at Ford Park, and then hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vail visit planning website.

Drive from Aspen to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 26°F to lows of 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denver.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Denver — 1 night

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 21st (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Falcon Castle Trail, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Vail to Denver in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vail in February: high temperatures in Denver hover around 45°F and lows are around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.