15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cheyenne
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Twin Falls
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Denver

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
On the 13th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and then glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major airports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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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 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
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.
You've now added National Park Gateway Stables to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park day trip site .

Estes Park is just a stone's throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. In July, daytime highs in Estes Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Emerald Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
National Park Gateway Stables ©
National Park Gateway Stables

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Cheyenne Frontier Days has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cheyenne travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Cheyenne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Estes Park in July, you will find days in Cheyenne are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Events
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Cheyenne Frontier Days ©
Cheyenne Frontier Days

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of String Lake and then hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teton Point Turnout, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Grand Teton National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cheyenne in July: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
String Lake ©
String Lake
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout

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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.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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hours
Twin Falls

Twin Falls
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Twin Falls trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Twin Falls, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail and then hike along Kayenta Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Twin Falls to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In July in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker site .

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 24th (Fri), trek along Crystal Lake trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Mammoth Lakes at 33°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Twin Lakes Trails ©
Twin Lakes Trails
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You've now added Tioga Pass to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, get great views at Valley View, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

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