17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
New Smyrna Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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night
New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, located on the central east coast of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Apollo Beach, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then visit a coastal fixture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

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Manchester, UK to New Smyrna Beach is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New Smyrna Beach. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in New Smyrna Beach hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New Smyrna Beach

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Smyrna Beach to Denver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Smyrna Beach to Denver. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from New Smyrna Beach in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip website .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): hike along Mosca Pass Trail and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Petroglyph Point Hike, delve into the distant past at Long House, then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park. In August, Mesa Verde National Park is somewhat warmer than Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - with highs of 35°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Long House ©
Long House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, have fun at Gun Garage, get your game on at Axe Monkeys, then get your game on at Apocalypse Vegas, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Dig This.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Apocalypse Vegas ©
Apocalypse Vegas

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 15th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Room Escape Games

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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 17th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Artist Point, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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