21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  30​min
1
Golden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Escalante
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Denver
— 2 nights
End: Denver

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Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Golden trip tool .

Denver to Golden is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a tram; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Golden can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°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

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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): trek along Grottos Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then hike along West Maroon Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Golden to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Aspen is a bit cooler than Golden - with highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

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

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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. On the 5th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Castle Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shafer Trail and then hike along White Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moab attractions planning tool .

Getting from Aspen to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Aspen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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. On the 7th (Sun), stroll through Tunnel Arch, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. 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 Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Frying Pan Trail. On the 8th (Mon), hike along The Frying Pan Trail.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in July, with highs in Capitol Reef National Park at 32°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Escalante day trip tool .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Escalante are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, then trek along Rim Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features 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 more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yovimpa Point ©
Yovimpa Point

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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 next day: see the top attractions with Upper Antelope Canyon, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Page online route planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Water
Highlights from your plan
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos
Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Page to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 38°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow 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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Lake Trail.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, with highs in Pagosa Springs at 32°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

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

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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

Start your trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pagosa Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. July in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Washington Park, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Cherry Creek Trail, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Creek Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a spin around town with Mile High Bike Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Denver with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Denver, with lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Mile High Bike Tours ©
Mile High Bike Tours
Washington Park ©
Washington Park

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