15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
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Denver
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Denver

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Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paraglide Tandem. Venture out of the city with trips to Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park & Elkins Distilling Co.). There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver travel planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

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 19th (Wed): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Colorado Springs trip simple and quick.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, hike along Angel's Landing, and then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Zion National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, Hoover Dam, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
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 27th (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.