27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Casper
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Alamosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Holbrook
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
End: Salt Lake City

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Big Cottonwood Canyon and Liberty Park. Change things up with a short trip to Historic 25th Street in Ogden (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City tour itinerary planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Salt Lake City. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Historic 25th Street
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 5th (Mon), try out the rides at Yellowstone Bear World and then don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Idaho, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Collector Corner Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Idaho Falls route planning tool .

Fly from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, Idaho Falls is little chillier than Salt Lake City - with highs of 88°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone Bear World
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Yellowstone Bear World ©
Yellowstone Bear World
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho
Collector Corner Museum ©
Collector Corner Museum

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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 7th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner .

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Idaho Falls - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, then steep yourself in history at Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platte River Trails.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Casper online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Casper in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Casper to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Casper

Museums Trails Parks
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3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, stroll around Washington Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Casper to Denver with the Route module. Traveling from Casper in July, Denver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Climbing Tours

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Alamosa

Alamosa ©
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at San Luis Valley Brewing Company.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alamosa online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Alamosa takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Denver in July since evenings lows in Alamosa dip to 48°F. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge ©
San Luis Valley Brewing Company ©
San Luis Valley Brewing Company

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Santa Fe

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos), La Chiripada Winery (in Dixon) and Canyon Trail (in Cochiti Pueblo). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe vacation planning website .

Drive from Alamosa to Santa Fe in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Alamosa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

La Chiripada Winery, San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Canyon Trail, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
River Rafting & Tubing
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 18th (Sun), look for gifts at Geronimo's Trading Post, don't miss a visit to DoBell Mineral & Excavations @ The DoBell Ranch, then delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, and finally hike along Blue Mesa. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Rainbow Forest Museum, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Petrified Forest National Park, and then walk around Standin' on the Corner Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Holbrook trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Holbrook takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect nights in Holbrook to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Petrified Forest National Park, Standin' on the Corner Park
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Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park

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Durango

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.
On the 20th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Honeyville, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, and finally examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durango travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Holbrook to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Holbrook in July, with highs in Durango at 86°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Off-Road Tours

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delicate Arch and Double Arch. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, see Off-Road Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Moab trip planner .

Getting from Durango to Moab by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durango in July, with highs in Moab at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Off-Road Tours

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum of Utah and Ensign Peak Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas) and Provo City Center Temple (in Provo). See some other sides of Salt Lake City: get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Provo City Center Temple, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
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Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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