16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Springfield
Fly:  5 h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  10 h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
10
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Springfield

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 19th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at High Roller and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker app.

Springfield to Las Vegas is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Springfield to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Springfield in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 103°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 21st (Sun): walk around Indian Garden and then hike along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route maker website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, cruise along Zion Shuttle, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): trek along Angel's Landing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Arches National Park.

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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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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 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park online visit planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Arches National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arches National Park, with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are little chillier (79°F), and nights are colder (40°F). You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Natural Bridge
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, stroll through Never Summer Ranch, then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 54°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Long House, and then hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get outside with Adventures Out West, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs road trip site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Manitou Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, expect nights in Manitou Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West

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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 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Painted Wall and then take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Manitou Springs in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: highs are around 89°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Estes Park.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Earthwood Artisans and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Estes Park takes 6.5 hours. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Earthwood Artisans ©
Earthwood Artisans

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