16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (in Colorado Springs), Idaho Springs (Argo Mill and Tunnel & River Rafting & Tubing) and Off-Road Tours (in Estes Park). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planning tool.

Grand Rapids to Denver is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Rapids to Denver is minus 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 19th (Sun), have fun and explore at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then admire the striking features of David & Gladys Wright House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phoenix travel route planning tool.

Drive from Denver to Phoenix in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 106°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get outside with Mandalay Bay Beach, have fun at Gun Garage, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas. In July, plan for daily highs up to 104°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Salt Lake City

— 3 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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Provo Canyon, then Head underground at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsetail Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah. On the next day, ride a horse along Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley, explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get slightly colder in Salt Lake City: highs are around 95°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.