12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort Collins
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Keystone
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Illinois, United States. On the 11th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny, then learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, and then stop by Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geneva day trip planner .

New York City to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, Geneva is slightly colder at night with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Wheaton
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First Division Museum at Cantigny ©
First Division Museum at Cantigny
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More ©
Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More

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night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 12th (Fri), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, get great views at Milner Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan, then identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geneva to Rocky Mountain National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in July: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

1
night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort Collins road trip planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. July in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
New Belgium Brewing ©
New Belgium Brewing
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Fort Collins to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Collins in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kids will enjoy Black Hills National Forest and Big Thunder Gold Mine. Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hike along Presidential Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, and take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Keystone vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Keystone at 80°F and lows at 53°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Insideout
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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