18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
— 1 day
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
— 4 nights
Taxi to Jackson, Fly to Washington DC


Colorado Springs — 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip builder website.

Washington DC to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-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 Washington DC in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Meeker.
Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Meeker — 1 day

The Town of Meeker is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, United States. On the 25th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The White River Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Meeker, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Meeker takes 5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, Meeker is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 8 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Visiting Old Faithful and Hayden Valley will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, trek along Observation Point Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Meeker to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Meeker in June, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moose.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Moose — 4 nights

Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Bring the kids along to Jenny Lake Trail and Cascade Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Oxbow Bend in Moran (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moose trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Moose takes 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moose, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Grand Teton National Park travel guide

Wildlife Areas · Scenic Drive · Hiking Trails
Mountains of the Imagination
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. Unlike most mountain ranges, the Tetons lack foothills, so the jagged peaks shoot straight out of the high plateau of western Wyoming, delivering tremendous vertical reliefs and unobstructed views of perfectly pointy peaks. Beyond offering frame-filling shots for landscape photographers, the park thrills outdoor enthusiasts with 320 km (200 mi) of trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. It also boasts numerous rock-climbing routes and waterways teeming with trout. Birders peer through binoculars at bald eagles and osprey here, while wildlife-watchers look for elk, moose, bison, grizzly bears, and mountain lions. While most visitors come in summer, the heavy snow of winter provides a different and equally captivating perspective.