21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  22​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
9
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 27th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Glacier National Park trip simple and quick.

Sydney, Australia to Glacier National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
Indianapolis

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then contemplate the long history of Conner Prairie. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Indianapolis in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Indianapolis, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Indianapolis: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Conner Prairie
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Conner Prairie ©
Conner Prairie
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art

2
nights
Colorado Springs

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.
On the 1st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online tour planner .

Getting from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Indianapolis in May: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 23°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): cruise along Skyline Drive, see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Traveling from Canon City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Leigh Lake, then explore the activities along Amphitheater Lake, and then snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and Lamar Valley. Popular historic sites such as S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser are in your itinerary. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the next day, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Aspen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Aspen reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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