17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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 10th (Mon), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then examine the collection at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, and then look and learn at RedRock Astronomy.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Arches National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Arches National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Museums Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, RedRock Astronomy
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

2
nights
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 12th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arches National Park to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Fri), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip generator.

Fly from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 81°F and lows about 49°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Ashcroft Ghost Town ©
Ashcroft Ghost Town
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

9
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.
Get in touch with nature at S Rim Trail and Mount Washburn. On the 18th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Teton. On the 25th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Aspen to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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