16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Leeds
+2
train + subway + Fly:  19​h
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Grand Junction
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Denver
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  19​h
End: Leeds

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aspire Tours, Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Churchill Bar. Do your shopping at Pearl Street Mall and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Get outdoors at Bear Lake and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Venture out of the city with trips to Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours & Spas & Wellness). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, admire the striking features of Downtown Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO, and examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver visit planner.

Leeds, UK to Denver is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leeds in May: highs in Denver hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park, Pearl Street Mall, Bear Lake
Highlights from your plan
Aspire Tours ©
Aspire Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Ouray Hot Springs to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then boost your wellbeing at Ouray Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Denver to Ouray in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Ouray to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 2°C. You will leave for Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Ouray Hot Springs Pool ©
Ouray Hot Springs Pool

2
nights
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): do a tasting at Leroux Creek Inn, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Mountain West, Inc., and then cruise along South Rim Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Painted Wall, take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and then cruise along East Portal Road.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of the Mountain West, Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards ©
Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forrest Gump Point. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail, then look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design, and then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Monument Valley fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Traveling from Ouray in May, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

few
hours
Page

Page
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Page trip builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). You will leave for Denver on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Durango

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.
Historic Downtown Durango has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Million Dollar Highway, then delve into the distant past at Aztec Ruins National Monument, and then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Trimble Hot Springs, admire all the interesting features of The Terraces at James Ranch, then look for gifts at Honeyville, and finally hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Durango online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in May, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toMonument Valley.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

few
hours
Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Plan a trip to Grand Junction easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Fly from Denver to Grand Junction in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: highs in Grand Junction hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors Parks Wineries

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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.
Hanging Lake Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tee off at Gypsum Creek Golf Course, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then look for gifts at Snowmass Sports. Keep things going the next day: see a world frozen in time at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Sioux Villa Curio ©
Sioux Villa Curio

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get lost in a book at Denver Central Library. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Flagstaff Mountain, then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, and finally shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Page to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in May: high temperatures in Denver hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boulder, Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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