25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Denver, Bus to Grand Lake, CO, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Farmington
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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South Fork
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Central City
— 1 night
Drive

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Rocky Mountain National Park — 3 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You've added Lake of Glass, Longs Peak, Sheep Lakes, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, explore and take pictures at Old Fall River Road, and stroll through Cub Lake Trail.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary site.

Jacksonville to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Jacksonville in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows around 56°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim, North Rim Visitor Center, Navajo Bridge, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get all the information you need at Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then get great views at Grandview Point, then stop by Lookout Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sedona travel site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 89°F and lows are around 66°F. You will leave for Monument Valley on the 25th (Wed).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Monument Valley — 2 nights

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. On the next day, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sedona to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Sedona in August, Monument Valley is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Farmington.
Parks · Nature · Tours

Farmington — 3 nights

Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Venture out of the city with trips to Aztec Ruins National Monument (in Aztec), Chaco Culture National Historical Park (in Nageezi) and Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (in Bloomfield). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Salmon Ruins and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Three Rivers Brewery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Farmington trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Farmington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Farmington, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park — 2 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Long House.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mesa Verde National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Mesa Verde National Park takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Farmington in August, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.
Historic Sites
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Durango — 2 nights

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. On the 2nd (Thu), take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and then make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Durango day trip tool.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In September in Durango, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Pagosa Springs.
Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Pagosa Springs — 3 nights

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Pagosa Springs is known for nature, spas, and winter sports. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Durango to Pagosa Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Durango in September, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Fork.
Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

South Fork — 1 night

South Fork is a statutory town in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at Haefelis Honey.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Fork tour planning site.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to South Fork in an hour. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, you will find days in South Fork are colder (50°F), and nights are little chillier (36°F). On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
Shopping
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center. On the 8th (Wed), get answers to all your questions at Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center and then examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planning website.

Traveling by car from South Fork to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Fork in September, expect nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.
Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park — 1 night

The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
You've now added Black Canyon Visitor Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, get answers to all your questions at Black Canyon Visitor Center, then explore the striking landscape at Painted Wall, and finally take a memorable drive along South Rim Road.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Central City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Central City — 1 night

The City of Central, commonly known as Central City, is the Home Rule Municipality in Gilpin and Clear Creek counties that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gilpin County, Colorado, United States. On the 11th (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, look for gifts at Reliving The Past Studio, and then try your luck at Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Central City trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Central City takes 5.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in September: highs in Central City hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.