13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pleasant Prairie
Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
car:  12​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Pleasant Prairie

4
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lily Pad Lake and Vail Pass Path. Get in touch with nature at Peaks Trail and Sawmill Reservoir. When in Breckenridge, make a side trip to see South Park City Museum in Fairplay, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, partake in some friendly competition at Breckenridge Welcome Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, and don't miss a visit to Sapphire Point Overlook.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip planning website .

Pleasant Prairie to Breckenridge is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pleasant Prairie to Breckenridge. In August, Breckenridge is a bit cooler than Pleasant Prairie - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Lily Pad Lake, South Park City Museum
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Lily Pad Lake ©
Lily Pad Lake
Breckenridge Distillery ©
Breckenridge Distillery
Sawmill Reservoir ©
Sawmill Reservoir

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the verdant scenery at Roaring Fork Valley, and then sample the fine beverages at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then examine the collection at Frontier Historical Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip app .

Getting from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Spas

1
night
Arches National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tower of Babel, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tower Arch.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip maker site .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Arches National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for much warmer days in Arches National Park, with highs around 92°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks
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Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel
Tower Arch ©
Tower Arch

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, then get great views at Lipan Point, then get great views at Shoshone Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then get all the information you need at Yavapai Point, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour site .

Getting from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arches National Park in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Steamboat Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

Plan my trip to Yellowstone National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. In August, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River ©

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