20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lincoln
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Scottsbluff
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Lincoln

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver road trip planning website .

Lincoln to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lincoln in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

3
nights
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.
Arches National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, hike along Double Arch, and stroll through Landscape Arch.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 7th (Sun), stroll through Bright Angel Trail. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Arches National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 9th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

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

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 81°F, while days are much warmer, around 104°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City journey planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Salt Lake City to be little chillier, temps between 95°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lagoon Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Amusement Park ©
Lagoon Amusement Park
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

4
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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and hike along Artist Point.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park journey builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Scottsbluff.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Horseback Riding Tours
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

1
night
Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff ©
Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 20th (Sat), don't miss a visit to South Overlook and then explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsbluff trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Scottsbluff in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Scottsbluff are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are warmer (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsbluff

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gering
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument

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