23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 3 nights
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
3
Moab
— 2 nights
4
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
5
Elko
— 2 nights
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Denver Union Station and 16th Street Mall are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Estes Park Guided Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park (Spas & Images of Rocky Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, and learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Denver is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Denver. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Estes Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Spas

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.
On the 5th (Wed), cruise along Independence Pass, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and then let the river carry you with Elk Mountain Expeditions. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio Grande Trail, see Off-Road Tours, and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aspen day trip planner.

Take a train from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in August, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moab online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in August; daily highs in Moab reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Deep Desert Expeditions ©
Deep Desert Expeditions

4
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Square and Cathedral of the Madeleine. Get outdoors at Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Big Cottonwood Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Park City (Park City Main Street Historic District, Deer Valley Resort, &more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City day trip planning site.

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. August in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Park City, Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Rocky Mountain Outfitters ©
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

2
nights
Elko

Elko ©
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Lamoille Canyon and then steep yourself in history at Little Church of the Crossroads. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Elko online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Salt Lake City to Elko with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in August since evenings lows in Elko dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Elko

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lamoille, Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Lamoille Canyon ©
Lamoille Canyon

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at Lake Tahoe Yoga, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pope Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, thentake a memorable tour with Day Go Adventures, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Elko to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Elko in August: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe Yoga, Day Go Adventures, Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Day Go Adventures ©
Day Go Adventures
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thencontemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then get a dose of the wild on Point Reyes Safaris.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thornton Beach State Park, Point Reyes Safaris, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Point Reyes Safaris ©
Point Reyes Safaris

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