16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Aspen

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Buena Vista (Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, admire all the interesting features of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen tour itinerary planner.

Chicago to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Aspen. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around 77°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Buena Vista
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 23rd (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moab online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Aspen in August, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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. On the 25th (Sun), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley attractions planning site .

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

2
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Spend the 26th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, and trek along Cascade Canyon Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Moose using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moose takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, Moose is slightly colder than Monument Valley - with highs of 78°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

5
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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park planner .

You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Moose - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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