16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Grand Rapids
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
End: Kalamazoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: put a fun spin on your tour with Denver Inside and Out, then stop by Tattered Cover Bookstore, and then grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek Trail.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary maker website .

Kalamazoo to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Denver. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

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Tattered Cover Bookstore ©
Tattered Cover Bookstore

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lookout Mountain Preserve, see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and then hike along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix road trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Denver in June; daily highs in Phoenix reach 107°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
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Lookout Mountain Preserve
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Inner Canyon and Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 19th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and hike along Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planner .

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In June, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 85°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

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Grand Canyon South Rim
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Bright Angel Trail
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Rim Trail

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado Riverway Recreation Area and RedRock Astronomy. On the 21st (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turret Arch, and hike along Park Avenue Trail.

Plan a Moab trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 95°F and lows about 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

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Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
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Turret Arch

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Salt Lake City are little chillier (89°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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Golden Spike National Historic Site

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lower Geyser Basin and Beehive Geyser. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to West Yellowstone and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, explore the activities along Lewis Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

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Castle Geyser
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West Thumb Geyser Basin
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Beehive Geyser

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew, then look for all kinds of wild species at Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids holiday planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Rapids by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Rapids is 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Grand Rapids, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

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Cathedral of Saint Andrew

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