16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Aarhus
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Denver
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  16​h 30​min
End: Aarhus

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.
Get outdoors at Uncle Tom's Trail and Grand Prismatic Spring. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip site .

Aarhus, Denmark to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Aarhus to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aarhus in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Zion National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are much hotter (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cliff Palace and Balcony House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and Long House. Explore Durango's surroundings by going to Aztec Ruins National Monument (in Aztec) and Spruce Tree House (in Mesa Verde National Park). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Four Leaves Winery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Durango takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Aztec Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and 16th Street Mall. Get some historical perspective at Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum. Step out of Denver with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rock Bottom Brewery, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Durango to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Durango in September, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coors Brewery, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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