16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Winnemucca
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
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Medford
— 1 night
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Santa Cruz

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Winnemucca

— 1 night
Winnemucca is the only incorporated city in and is the county seat of Humboldt County, Nevada, United States. On the 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Winnemucca Sand Dunes and then examine the collection at Humboldt Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Winnemucca journey tool.

Santa Cruz to Winnemucca is an approximately 7-hour car ride. When traveling from Santa Cruz in July, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Winnemucca: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Winnemucca

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway) and Park City Main Street Historic District (in Park City). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Winnemucca to Salt Lake City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Winnemucca in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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 13th (Tue): go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway. On your second day here, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Denver takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Denver at 87°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
On the 15th (Thu), cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole sightseeing site.

Getting from Denver to Jackson Hole by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, Jackson Hole is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 18th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): appreciate the views at Logan Pass, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, then stroll through Avalanche Lake, and then explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), walk around McEuen Park, then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally stop by KnitKnit.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene road trip website.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Coeur d'Alene. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Medford

— 1 night
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Schneider Museum of Art and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Medford trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coeur d'Alene to Medford. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, you will find days in Medford are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Medford

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.