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:  12​h
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Sheridan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
12
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h
End: London

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Evans and River Rafting & Tubing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Union Station, Denver, CO and Molly Brown House Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denver tour planner.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denver to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect little chillier evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Denver in September, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mosca
Highlights from your plan
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, make a trip to Park Point, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park sightseeing website .

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites and then trek along Double Arch.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Arches National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 2 hours. September in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Trails Parks Nature

Side Trip

Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City vacation app .

Getting from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Arches National Park in September: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Sheridan.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

1
night
Sheridan

Sheridan ©
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheridan day trip planning tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Sheridan by car takes about 5 hours. In October, Sheridan is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Wall.

Things to do in Sheridan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Historic Sheridan Inn ©
The Historic Sheridan Inn

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Wall travel planner .

Getting from Sheridan to Wall by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will leave for Keystone on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone day trip website .

You can drive from Wall to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall in October, you will find days in Keystone are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Prairie Berry Winery
Highlights from your plan
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

few
hours
Denver

Denver ©
For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Keystone in October, you will find days in Denver are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

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