21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Golden
— 1 night
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
3
Moab
— 2 nights
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
6
Escalante
— 2 nights
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
8
Page
— 3 nights
9
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
10
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
11
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
12
Denver
— 2 nights

1
night
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll through Clear Creek Whitewater Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Golden trip itinerary planning app.

Denver to Golden is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a tram; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Aspen.

Things to do in Golden

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Clear Creek Whitewater Park ©
Clear Creek Whitewater Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grottos Trail, West Maroon Trail and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grottos Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then hike along West Maroon Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip planner.

Getting from Golden to Aspen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of tram, bus, and car. In July, Aspen is a bit cooler than Golden - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
West Maroon Trail ©
West Maroon Trail
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shafer Trail, White Rim Trail and Castle Valley. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the views at Castle Valley and then hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Shafer Trail and then trek along White Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moab online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in July, with highs in Moab at °C and lows at °C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve
Arches Visitor Center ©
Arches Visitor Center

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Delicate Arch, Double Arch and Devils Garden Trailhead. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Tunnel Arch, hike along Double Arch, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. In July in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

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.
The Frying Pan Trail has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Mon), stroll through The Frying Pan Trail.

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You can drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in July, with highs in Capitol Reef National Park at °C and lows at °C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

2
nights
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. You've now added Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Escalante trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Escalante can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Escalante Interagency Visitor Center ©
Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

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 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria, thenhike along Rim Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre. On your second day here, get great views at Yovimpa Point and then take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Queen Victoria ©
Queen Victoria
Yovimpa Point ©
Yovimpa Point

3
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
You've added Upper Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): see the top attractions with Upper Antelope Canyon, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Page day trip website.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Page to be warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Water
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks ©
Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Petroglyph Point Hike as well as Far View Sites. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Far View Sites.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park route planner.

You can drive from Page to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Page in July, with highs in Mesa Verde National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Opal Lake Trail as well as Rainbow Hot Springs. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Opal Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, expect Pagosa Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Opal Lake Trail ©
Opal Lake Trail
Rainbow Hot Springs ©
Rainbow Hot Springs

2
nights
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Pagosa Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV ©
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV

2
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.
You've added Washington Park, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Cherry Creek Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): get interesting insight from Mile High Bike Tours, thenidentify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, and then walk around Washington Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Denver. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, Denver is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail
Mile High Bike Tours ©
Mile High Bike Tours

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