20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Garden City
— 1 night
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Rexburg
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thermopolis
— 1 night
Fly
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Boulder
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 day
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Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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 (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then expand your horizons at Children's Museum of Denver, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Roxborough State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver visit site.

Bristol, UK to Denver is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Denver is minus 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 18th (Wed), trek along Red Mtn / Jeanne Golay Trailhead, get a taste of the local shopping with Cooper Corner Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Glenwood Springs vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Moab.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Delicate Arch and Double Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Windows, Tunnel Arch, &more) and Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky & Mesa Arch). There's much more to do: cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, hike along Balanced Rock Trail, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Moab using our trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Moab: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, then engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Natural Curiosity, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City tour planning site.

You can drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Garden City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Garden City

— 1 night
Garden City is a town in Rich County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tony Grove Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Paris Tabernacle Historical Site.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Garden City trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Garden City in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Garden City when traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Garden City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Idaho Falls attractions site.

Traveling by car from Garden City to Idaho Falls takes 3 hours. August in Idaho Falls sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Rexburg.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Rexburg

— 1 day
Rexburg is a city in Madison County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yellowstone Bear World.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rexburg trip builder.

Rexburg is just a stone's throw from Idaho Falls. August in Rexburg sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rexburg

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Firehole River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and finally take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park journey website.

Getting from Rexburg to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rexburg in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Thermopolis.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Thermopolis

— 1 night
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thermopolis trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Thermopolis in 4 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, Thermopolis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then see the interesting displays at Baldpate Inn Key Room Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, explore the activities along Sprague Lake, look for gifts at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, view the masterpieces at Mountain Blown Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, and finally stroll through Cub Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Thermopolis to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Thermopolis in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Boulder

— 1 night

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boulder trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Estes Park to Boulder in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Denver

— 1 day

Mile-High City

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek Trail, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planning tool.

Denver is just a stone's throw from Boulder. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.