17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Cody
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Calistoga
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Denver online trip maker.

Newark to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cody.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

3
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Cody

Cody ©

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 10th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Chief Joseph Hwy, then get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, and then contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cody trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Cody takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cody, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
Photography Tours

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Bring the kids along to Mud Volcano and Uncle Tom's Trail. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and admire the local landmark of Fountain Paint Pot.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cody in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. You'll set off for Portland on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

1
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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Pearl District.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Portland takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Portland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pearl District ©
Pearl District

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nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach and then stroll through Doran Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Calistoga trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Portland to Calistoga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Portland in August since evenings lows in Calistoga dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Calistoga

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery

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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 20th (Mon): stop by Lookout Studio. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, get great views at Powell Point, then enjoy some music at Hopi House, and finally get great views at Yaki Point.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Calistoga to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 13 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mohave Point ©
Mohave Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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