19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Rock Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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 17th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Coors Field, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally stop by Tattered Cover Bookstore.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Denver journey builder tool .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Denver hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and then explore and take pictures at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then stop by Downtown Manitou Springs.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manitou Springs online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Denver to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, Manitou Springs is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trip

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

2
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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 21st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Long House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites. On the next day, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and finally don't miss a visit to Park Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mesa Verde National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Manitou Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Manitou Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, then make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley itinerary site .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mexican Hat
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Tom Till Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Moab LCA, and then take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then make a trip to Delicate Arch, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

2
nights
Rock Springs

Rock Springs ©
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum - Western Wyoming Community College, then delve into the distant past at White Mountain Petroglyphs, and then cruise along Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rock Springs trip site .

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Rock Springs takes 3 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get little chillier in Rock Springs: highs are around 34°C and lows about 15°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Grand Prismatic Spring has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rock Springs to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rock Springs in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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