18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grants Pass
— 2 nights
2
Elko
— 1 night
3
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
5
Denver
— 3 nights
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
7
Denver
— 1 night
8
Rock Springs
— 1 night
9
Twin Falls
— 1 night
10
Joseph
— 1 night
11
Hood River
— 1 night

2
nights
Grants Pass

Grants Pass ©
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Grants Pass Caveman and then relax in the rural setting at Rogue Creamery Dairy Farm.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grants Pass travel route planner.

Seattle to Grants Pass is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. August in Grants Pass sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rogue Creamery, Rogue River
Highlights from your plan
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Rogue Creamery Dairy Farm ©
Rogue Creamery Dairy Farm

1
night
Elko

Elko ©
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by J.M. Capriola Co and then steep yourself in history at Sherman Station Visitor's Center.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Elko online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grants Pass to Elko takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grants Pass in August: highs in Elko hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Elko

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Western Folklife Center ©
Western Folklife Center
J.M. Capriola Co ©
J.M. Capriola Co

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Enstrom's, stop by Downtown Grand Junction, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Junction trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Elko to Grand Junction in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Elko to Grand Junction is 1 hour. Traveling from Elko in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Grand Junction. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey ©

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Grand Junction, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in August: highs in Denver hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Crown Hill Park ©
Crown Hill Park

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Canon City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, learn more about the world around you at May Natural History Museum of the Tropics, look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs journey planning website.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a live event at Coors Field, thenmeet the residents at Downtown Aquarium, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

1
night
Rock Springs

Rock Springs
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rock Springs sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Rock Springs. Traveling from Denver in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Rock Springs. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Parks Museums Nature

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Twin Falls road trip planning app.

Getting from Rock Springs to Twin Falls by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rock Springs in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Twin Falls: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joseph.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge

1
night
Joseph

Joseph ©
Joseph is a city in Wallowa County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Mon), get curious at Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center and then admire the majestic nature at Wallowa Lake State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Joseph road trip planner.

Getting from Twin Falls to Joseph by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Twin Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Joseph, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Joseph

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wallowa Lake State Park ©
Wallowa Lake State Park
Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center ©

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hood River day trip website.

You can drive from Joseph to Hood River in 5 hours. Traveling from Joseph in August, you will find days in Hood River are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your plan
Bridge of the Gods ©
Bridge of the Gods

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