22 days in Western US & Keystone Itinerary

22 days in Western US & Keystone Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Cascade
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 1 night
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Cortez
— 1 night
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Aztec
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Boulder City
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Incline Village
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs — 1 night

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 8th (Thu), hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Cincinnati to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in June, things will get little chillier in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 78°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, examine the collection at Simpich Showcase, and then walk around Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary maker site.

Fly from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 84°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cascade.
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Cascade — 2 nights

Cascade is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Sat), cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

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Cascade is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In June, daytime highs in Cascade are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along Park Avenue Trail and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cascade to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Cascade in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 95°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cortez.
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Cortez — 1 night

As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum..

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cortez online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Cortez takes 2 hours. Traveling from Moab in June, expect Cortez to be a bit cooler, temps between 89°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aztec.
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Aztec — 1 night

Aztec is a city and county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village and then delve into the distant past at Aztec Ruins National Monument.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aztec travel route builder website.

Drive from Cortez to Aztec in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cortez in June since evenings lows in Aztec dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 1 night

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, then look for gifts at Keshi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe planning site.

Traveling by car from Aztec to Santa Fe takes 3.5 hours. In June in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Petrified Forest National Park.
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Petrified Forest National Park — 1 day

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Painted Desert Inn and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Devil's Playground.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park road trip app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Petrified Forest National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
On the 16th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio and then examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app.

Take a bus from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, then cruise along Kolob Terrace Road, and then get outside with The Subway.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Boulder City.
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Boulder City — 1 night

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, then stroll through Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boulder City trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Boulder City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Boulder City, ranging from highs of 102°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 1 night

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): trek along Cap Rock at Joshua Tree and then trek along Arch Rock Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lost Palms Oasis Trail, then trek along Cottonwood Spring, and then admire all the interesting features of Geology Tour Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Boulder City to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach 102°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip website.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 79°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Incline Village.
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Incline Village

Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Incline Village trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Incline Village. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Incline Village. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 2 nights

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of John M. Browning Firearms Museum, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then examine the collection at Utah State Railroad Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City journey planner.

Getting from Incline Village to Salt Lake City by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Incline Village in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 1 night

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 25th (Sun).
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Yellowstone National Park — 1 night

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 25th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. You will leave for Devils Tower on the 26th (Mon).
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Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Devils Tower road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Devils Tower to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 52°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Keystone.
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Keystone — 1 night

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Keystone Historical Museum and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Keystone online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Keystone takes 2.5 hours. In June in Keystone, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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