18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Grants Pass
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Elko
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Rock Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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 reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grants Pass trip itinerary planner .

Seattle to Grants Pass is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. August in Grants Pass sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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 find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Elko road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Grants Pass to Elko with the Route module. Traveling from Grants Pass in August, expect nights in Elko to be little chillier, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Elko

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Enstrom's, then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction, and then take in the awesome beauty at Colorado National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Junction trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Elko to Grand Junction. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Elko in August since evenings lows in Grand Junction dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car 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

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 photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Grand Junction, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus 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

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.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and get a new perspective on nature at May Natural History Museum of the Tropics.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs driving holiday tool .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Adventure

Side Trips

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

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Coors Field, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium, and then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can 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. To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rock Springs trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Denver to Rock Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Denver in August, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Rock Springs. You will leave for Twin Falls on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Rock Springs

Museums Parks Nature

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Twin Falls road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rock Springs to Twin Falls. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rock Springs in August, with highs in Twin Falls at 88°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joseph.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Trails Parks Outdoors
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get curious at Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center, identify plant and animal life at Eagle Cap Wilderness, and then admire the majestic nature at Wallowa Lake State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Joseph route planner .

Explore your travel options from Twin Falls to Joseph with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Twin Falls to Joseph. Traveling from Twin Falls in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Joseph, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Joseph

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Eagle Cap Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Wallowa Lake State Park ©
Wallowa Lake State Park
Eagle Cap Wilderness ©
Eagle Cap Wilderness

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River vacation maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joseph to Hood River. While traveling from Joseph, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Hood River, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°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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