12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Houston

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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.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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 Horseback Riding Tours. On the 3rd (Fri), cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inspiration Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip tool.

You can fly from Estes Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Estes Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moab tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Moab reach 95°F and lows reach 61°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.