15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Washington Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

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Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Golden History Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Balistreri Vineyards ©
Balistreri Vineyards

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and then trek along Artists’ Paintpots.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip site .

Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Fri), hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and then explore the striking landscape of String Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blacktail Ponds Overlook.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon
Blacktail Ponds Overlook ©
Blacktail Ponds Overlook
String Lake ©
String Lake

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen, then take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Yovimpa Point, get great views at Farview Point, and then go for a walk through Paria View.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Teton National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 40°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yovimpa Point ©
Yovimpa Point
Fairyland Point ©
Fairyland Point
Farview Point ©
Farview Point

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Partition Arch, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tower Arch.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park journey builder website .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Arches National Park are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are much warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tower Arch ©
Tower Arch
Partition Arch ©
Partition Arch
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
On the 2nd (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at The Source. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, sample the tasty concoctions at Station 26 Brewing Co, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, Denver is little chillier than Arches National Park - with highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Station 26 Brewing Co ©
Station 26 Brewing Co
Forney Museum of Transportation ©
Forney Museum of Transportation

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