17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Bellinzona
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cheyenne
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Sundance
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Aspen
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h
11
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  19 h
End: Bellinzona

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Estes Park travel planner.

Bellinzona, Switzerland to Estes Park is an approximately 20- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bellinzona in June: highs in Estes Park hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get lost in a book at Laramie County Library, then get engrossed in the history at Nelson Museum of the West, then get outside with Paul Smith Children's Village, and finally head outdoors with Lincoln Highway.

Discover how to plan a Cheyenne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Cheyenne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cheyenne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Highway ©
Lincoln Highway
Nelson Museum of the West ©
Nelson Museum of the West
Laramie County Library ©
Laramie County Library

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Holy Terror Mini Golf.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Keystone online trip builder.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Cheyenne to Keystone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Cheyenne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Keystone, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sundance.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Holy Terror Mini Golf ©
Holy Terror Mini Golf

1
night
Sundance

Sundance ©
Sundance is a town in and the county seat of Crook County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Crook County Museum, take some stellar pictures from Warren Peak Lookout Tower, and then take some stellar pictures from Cement Ridge Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sundance route planner.

Drive from Keystone to Sundance in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Sundance

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Crook County Museum ©
Crook County Museum
Warren Peak Lookout Tower ©
Warren Peak Lookout Tower
Cement Ridge Lookout ©
Cement Ridge Lookout

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, then admire the sheer force of The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, and then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum.

Make your Cody itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Sundance to Cody takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cody

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir ©
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then hike along Artists’ Paintpots, and finally trek along Observation Point Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Cody to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cody in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 29°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, then take a memorable drive along Moose Wilson Road, and finally fly down the slopes at Four Seasons Resort.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planning app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Moose Wilson Road
Highlights from your plan
Moose Wilson Road ©
Moose Wilson Road
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 4th (Sat), hike along Lake Blanche Trail, then get some jogging in at City Creek Canyon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jackson Hole in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Park Avenue Trail, stroll through Bike Fiend, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Negro Bill Canyon Trail, and finally admire all the interesting features of Colorado Riverway Recreation Area. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, and finally trek along Balanced Rock Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch
Tunnel Arch ©
Tunnel Arch

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, stroll through Castle Creek Road, and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Aspen at 32°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

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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 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally stroll through Cherry Creek Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Aspen to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Denver: highs are around 36°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge ©
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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