15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Clemente
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Provo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Bullhead City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
San Clemente
— 1 night
End: San Clemente

1
night
Provo

Provo
Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Provo online trip itinerary planner .

San Clemente to Provo is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Clemente to Provo is 1 hour. Traveling from San Clemente in August, you will find days in Provo are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are slightly colder (59°F). You'll set off for Jackson Hole on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Provo

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Town Square and then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Provo to Jackson Hole takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Provo in August; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 78°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

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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.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 8th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, examine the collection at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, and then make a trip to Dinosaur Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island

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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots, and finally admire the majestic nature at Curt Gowdy State Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cheyenne day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rapid City to Cheyenne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cheyenne when traveling from Rapid City in August, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Curt Gowdy State Park ©
Curt Gowdy State Park
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Durango

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 12th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, hike along Animas River Trail and then explore and take pictures at Million Dollar Highway.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango trip planner.

Fly from Denver to Durango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, Durango is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Historic Downtown and Railroad District and then explore the striking landscape of Wupatki National Monument.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Durango to Flagstaff by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bullhead City.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

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Bullhead City

Bullhead City ©
Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, roughly 90mi south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): cruise along Sitgreaves Pass, then don't miss a visit to Oatman Gift Shack, then see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, and finally go for a walk through Riverwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bullhead City attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Bullhead City takes 3 hours. Traveling from Flagstaff in August, expect Bullhead City to be warmer, temps between 105°F and 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Clemente.

Things to do in Bullhead City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Oatman, Laughlin
Highlights from your plan
Sitgreaves Pass ©
Sitgreaves Pass
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Riverwalk ©
Riverwalk

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San Clemente

San Clemente ©
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. On the 16th (Fri), stroll through San Clemente State Beach, then hike along San Clemente Coastal Trail, and then take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Clemente day trip website .

Getting from Bullhead City to San Clemente by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bullhead City to San Clemente is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bullhead City in August, expect nights in San Clemente to be slightly colder, around 67°F, while days are much colder, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Clemente

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach

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