20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Springdale
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Moab
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Boulder
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs route builder website .

London, UK to Colorado Springs is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Colorado Springs. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take a stroll through Canyon Road, and look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe tour planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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. On the 26th (Tue), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, hike along Wildcat Trail, and then cruise along Moki Dugway. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Monument Valley in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Get out of town with these interesting Springdale side-trips: Toroweap Point (in Grand Canyon National Park) and Zion National Park (in Zion National Park). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Joy Craft & Design, and trek along Angel's Landing.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Springdale trip planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Springdale in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zion National Park, Toroweap Point, Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Toroweap Point ©
Toroweap Point

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Delicate Arch about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab visit planner .

You can drive from Springdale to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Springdale in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Moab, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, then make a trip to Pearl Street Mall, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Boulder trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Moab to Boulder in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Boulder is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Trails

Side Trips

Golden, Fort Collins
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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