16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Duluth
Drive:  14​h
1
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Worthington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Duluth

1
night
Red Lodge

Red Lodge
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 11th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Chief Joseph Hwy and then cruise along Beartooth Highway.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Red Lodge road trip app .

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Red Lodge takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Red Lodge is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Chief Joseph Hwy, Beartooth Highway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then hike along Artist Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Red Lodge to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Red Lodge in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

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
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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 13th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. On your second day here, snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally make a trip to Town Square.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online route maker .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are warmer (67°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get great views at Inspiration Point, then get great views at Paria View, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Paria View ©
Paria View

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Page online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Page to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Page in August, you will find days in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve are little chillier (80°F), and nights are colder (45°F). On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Nature

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hours
Canon City

Canon City
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canon City online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Canon City. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 61°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
nights
Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Union Station, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Canon City to Denver by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 21st (Wed), view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rapid City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Denver to Rapid City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Worthington.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Deadwood, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Sylvan Lake
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

1
night
Worthington

Worthington ©
Worthington is a city and county seat of Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Ingalls' Homestead, and then examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Worthington trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rapid City to Worthington. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Rapid City in August, plan for little chillier days in Worthington, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Worthington

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walnut Grove, Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum, Jeffers Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum ©
Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum
Jeffers Petroglyphs ©
Jeffers Petroglyphs

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