17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  15​h 30​min
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Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Dinosaur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
15
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
16
Snoqualmie
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Gothenburg

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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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary builder site .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Gothenburg to Denver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gothenburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): cruise along Old Fall River Road, then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. June in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then stroll around Red Rock Canyon, and finally hike along Manitou Springs Incline.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Manitou Springs Incline
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then see a world frozen in time at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip tool .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in June: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Ashcroft Ghost Town ©
Ashcroft Ghost Town

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Dinosaur

Dinosaur ©
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Gates of Lodore Trail, make a trip to Dinosaur National Monument, and then stroll through Jones Hole Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dinosaur online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Dinosaur in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect Dinosaur to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument
Gates of Lodore Trail ©
Gates of Lodore Trail

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch, explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, then trek along Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Windows.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Arches National Park holiday builder app .

You can drive from Dinosaur to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Dinosaur in June, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally explore the striking landscape at Upheaval Dome.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Negro Bill Canyon Trail ©
Negro Bill Canyon Trail
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitol Gorge Trail, contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground, then steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, then stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip site .

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

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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 6th (Sat), stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. July in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, trek along Riverside Walk, then get great views at Observation Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park itinerary tool .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 40°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, Grand Teton National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, then trek along Highline Trail, and finally hike along Grinnell Glacier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Snoqualmie.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie ©
Snoqualmie is a city next to Snoqualmie Falls in King County, Washington. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mailbox Peak, stroll around Snoqualmie Point Park, admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, then examine the collection at Northwest Railway Museum, and finally stroll around Downtown Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Snoqualmie online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Snoqualmie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Snoqualmie, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Snoqualmie: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Snoqualmie

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Downtown Park
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Northwest Railway Museum ©
Northwest Railway Museum
Downtown Park ©
Downtown Park

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