27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kayenta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cheyenne
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Rome

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas journey planning app .

Rome, Italy to Las Vegas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 9th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kayenta.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Kayenta

Kayenta
Kayenta is a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Church Rock, see the interesting displays at Navajo Cultural Center, and then don't miss a visit to Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kayenta online travel route builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kayenta in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Kayenta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kayenta

Parks Nature Museums

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Mon), get great views at Inspiration Point, then get great views at Paria View, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park journey planner.

Getting from Kayenta to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Kayenta in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then admire the natural beauty at Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

6
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.
On the 18th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, trek along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In August, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

2
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.
On the 21st (Wed), explore and take pictures at Coors Field, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In August, Denver is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Historic Governors' Mansion, explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum, then head outdoors with Paul Smith Children's Village, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheyenne holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Denver to Cheyenne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moab travel route planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Cheyenne to Moab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Moab is somewhat warmer than Cheyenne - with highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Aspen to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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