21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Drive:  22​h
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— Few hours
+4
Drive + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Buffalo

4
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.
Fort Logan National Cemetary has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mary's Glacier and Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel. Visiting Cherry Creek State Park and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center will get you outdoors.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner .

Buffalo to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buffalo to Denver. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in July: highs in Denver hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 60°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Cherry Creek State Park, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get great views at Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, then hike along Hermit Trail, and then get great views at Pima Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Denver in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Museum of Ice Cream, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death ©
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You've now added Yosemite Falls to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Four Mile Trail and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, trek along May Lake Trailhead, and admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect cooler with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
North Dome ©
North Dome

few
hours
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sky Pond.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Rocky Mountain National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sky Pond ©
Sky Pond

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, and then identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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