26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denton
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
5
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Santa Fe
— 7 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
End: Denton

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Cadallic Ranch has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo route maker site.

Denton to Amarillo is an approximately 4- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Denton in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Amarillo. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): explore by horseback at Winding River Resort Stables, trek along Columbine Lake Trail, and then explore the activities along Sky Pond.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park online journey builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and car from Amarillo to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amarillo in June, plan for little chillier nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Columbine Lake Trail, Winding River Resort Stables
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Winding River Resort Stables ©
Winding River Resort Stables
Columbine Lake Trail ©
Columbine Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally explore the activities along Leigh Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, Grand Teton National Park is a bit cooler than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 72°F and lows of 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fountain Paint Pot, Mammoth Hot Springs and Grand Prismatic Spring. Explore hidden gems such as Midway Geyser Basin and Artists’ Paintpots. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Mystic Falls Trail ©
Mystic Falls Trail
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin

3
nights
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 Navajo Arch as well as Partition Arch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Windows and Landscape Arch. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead, and hike along Fiery Furnace.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June, Arches National Park is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

2
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Plan a trip to Canyonlands National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. June in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon 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 Historic Downtown Durango. On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Far View Sites, take a memorable drive along Ruins Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, and finally don't miss a visit to Park Point.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June, expect Mesa Verde National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 89°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Historic Downtown Durango
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Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

7
nights
Santa Fe

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument and Fort Union National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Wild Rivers Recreation Area (in Taos), Plaza Blanca (in Abiquiu) and Jemez Springs (Jemez Mountains & Valles Caldera National Preserve). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, look for all kinds of wild species at Los Alamos Nature Center, and hike along Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 56°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Fort Union National Monument, Plaza Blanca
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

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