21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Kanab
— Few hours
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Fruita
— 1 night
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Dinosaur
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly to Colorado Springs, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night

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Denver

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 26th (Fri), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denver road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. In March, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
Denver Union Station ©
Historic Site
Denver Union Station
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National Ballpark Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Ballpark Museum
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs visit website.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

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To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Colorado Springs in March, plan for little chillier nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows around 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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 29th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Balcony House, explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park travel planning site.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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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 30th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

Start your trip to Monument Valley by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Photography Tours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanab tour planning app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Kanab in 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in March, expect nights in Kanab to be about the same, around 30°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 64°F. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 31st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zion National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Zion National Park ©
National Park
Zion National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in April, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 56°F and lows at 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Inspiration Point ©
Must see
Inspiration Point
4.9
Canyon Trail Rides ©
Horseback Riding Tour
Canyon Trail Rides
4.7

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, don't miss a visit to Fruita Schoolhouse, then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Capitol Reef National Park, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Gifford Homestead ©
Historic Site
Gifford Homestead
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Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Architectural Building
Fruita Schoolhouse
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally stroll through Pothole Point Trail.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in April, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 67°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Mesa Arch ©
Geologic Formation
Mesa Arch
4.8

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moab trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Trails · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
On the 5th (Mon), trek along Landscape Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then hike along Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Windows.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park online holiday maker.

Drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fruita.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Double Arch ©
Geologic Formation
Double Arch
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Windows
Geologic Formation
Windows
4.9
Landscape Arch ©
Geologic Formation
Landscape Arch
4.8

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Fruita

The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, and then immerse yourself in nature at Highline Lake State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fruita road trip planning tool.

Drive from Arches National Park to Fruita in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Fruita can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Fruita

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, then do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, then look for gifts at Enstrom's, and finally stop by Downtown Grand Junction.

Planning Grand Junction trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Grand Junction is just a short distance from Fruita. In April in Grand Junction, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Hermosa Vineyards
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Enstrom's ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Enstrom's
4.7
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Neighborhood
Downtown Grand Junction
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Glenwood Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip builder site.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Grand Junction in April, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 38°F by day to 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Hanging Lake Trail
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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Hanging Lake ©
Water Body
Hanging Lake
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Dinosaur

Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Harper's Corner.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dinosaur day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Dinosaur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for much hotter days in Dinosaur, with highs around 61°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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Salt Lake City

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.
On the 10th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City day trip planner.

You can drive from Dinosaur to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Dinosaur in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Temple Square ©
Religious Site
Temple Square
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, then explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Rocky Mountain National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
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Bear Lake ©
Water Body
Bear Lake
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Sprague Lake
Water Body
Sprague Lake
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Estes Park

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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery.

Discover how to plan a Estes Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Estes Park is just a short distance from Rocky Mountain National Park. In April, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wineries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Spas
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Spas
4.8

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Denver

Mile-High City

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in April: highs in Denver hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
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