21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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Denver
— 5 nights
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Breckenridge
Fly
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 day
Drive
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night

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Denver

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tour Estes Park, Denver Art Museum, Center for Colorado Women's History, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Molly Brown House Museum and History Colorado Center. Change things up with a short trip to Brownfield's in Estes Park (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House and then get your game on at Country Boy Mine.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip maker.

Drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for much colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 21°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Grand Junction

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Debeque Canyon Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Junction online tour planner.

You can fly from Breckenridge to Grand Junction in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in July, plan for much warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Park Avenue Trail, trek along Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moab vacation planner.

Drive from Grand Junction to Moab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. July in Moab sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tower of Babel, then explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and then trek along Balanced Rock Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Park Point, hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, and finally trek along Farming Terraces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then don't miss a visit to Step House, then delve into the distant past at Long House, and finally cruise along Ruins Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Navajo National Monument, examine the collection at Navajo Cultural Center, then walk around Sandstone Tours, and finally take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, and then stroll through Hanging Gardens Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, take in the waterfront activity at Antelope Point Marina Village, then kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach, then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience, and finally Head underground at Waterholes Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Page online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Sedona

— 1 day

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Sedona Heritage Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Sedona in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in August; daily highs in Sedona reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Your day by day itinerary now includes Orpheum Theater, Wrigley Mansion and Phoenix Art Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pueblo Grande Museum and Rosson House Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arizona Capitol Museum and David & Gladys Wright House. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Dobbins Lookout.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix road trip site.

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 47°C and lows about 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

You've now added Tour Estes Park to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), gain insight with Tour Estes Park.

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

You can fly from Phoenix to Denver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in Denver at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.