17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Page
— 1 night
shuttle + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  7​h
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Monroe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Denver
— 3 nights
End: Denver

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arches National Park Scenic Drive and Lions Park. Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Tom Till Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Fisher Towers, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, make a trip to The Overlook Gallery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Hurrah Pass Road.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moab trip builder .

Denver to Moab is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Fisher Towers
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Hurrah Pass Road ©
Hurrah Pass Road
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Lions Park ©
Lions Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then admire all the interesting features of Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

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

Drive from Moab to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Riverside Walk and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Page in August, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, then kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Zion National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 10th (Sat), do a tasting at Heibel Ranch Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Ladera Vineyards, do a tasting at Moone Tsai Winery, then do a tasting at Prager Winery & Port Works, and finally do a tasting at Trujillo Wines.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena trip site .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in St. Helena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries
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Heibel Ranch Vineyards ©
Heibel Ranch Vineyards
Moone Tsai Winery ©
Moone Tsai Winery
Trujillo Wines ©
Trujillo Wines

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Big Tree and then hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park online travel planner .

Drive from St. Helena to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in August: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Orick
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Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Big Tree ©
Big Tree

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hike along Split Rock, contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Lost Horse Mine.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Joshua Tree National Park with the Route module. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in August; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 101°F and lows reach 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

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nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Visiting Lewis Falls and String Lake will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and Teton Point Turnout. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Teton National Park side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Observation Point Trail, Yellowstone Institute, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook, take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Teton National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 78°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Monroe.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Falls ©
Hidden Falls
Lewis Falls ©
Lewis Falls
Kepler Cascades ©
Kepler Cascades

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nights
Monroe

Monroe ©
Monroe is a city in Sevier County, Utah, United States. On the 16th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Big Rock Candy Mountain and then browse the exhibits of Fremont Indian State Park and Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monroe trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Monroe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect Monroe to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Monroe

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Big Rock Candy Mountain, Fremont Indian State Park and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum ©
Mystic hot Springs ©
Mystic hot Springs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Denver attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Monroe to Denver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Monroe in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Forney Museum of Transportation ©
Forney Museum of Transportation

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