12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights


Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Durango.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Durango day trip site.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in June since evenings lows in Durango dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Junction.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Grand Junction — 2 nights

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, and then explore and take pictures at Canyon View Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Uncompahgre, take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, then don't miss a visit to Clark Family Orchards, then don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Talon Wines at the Meadery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Grand Junction takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Durango in June, expect Grand Junction to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 6 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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Inspiration Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Junction to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Grand Junction in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.