27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Durango
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Flagstaff
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kanab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

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Denver

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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver holiday maker site .

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Denver is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
nights
Durango

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Juan National Forest, Animas Mountain Trail and Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Durango takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Durango when traveling from Denver in September, with lows around 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Flagstaff.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon South Rim as well as Lowell Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Flagstaff to Cottonwood to see Historic Old Town Cottonwood about 1h 25 min away.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Durango to Flagstaff in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Kanab.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Grand Canyon South Rim, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bryce Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Bristlecone Loop. Escape the urban bustle at W Rim Trail and Queen Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Paria.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanab trip planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Kanab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Flagstaff, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kanab, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 48°F. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moab.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, W Rim Trail
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Old Paria ©
Old Paria

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Windows and Road to Needles District. Get some cultural insight at Island in the Sky and RedRock Astronomy. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Canyonlands National Park (White Rim Trail & The Needles). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Gemini Bridges and hike along Turret Arch.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moab online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kanab to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Kanab in September, Moab is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
White Rim Trail ©
White Rim Trail
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and Midway Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hardin.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

2
nights
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hardin trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Hardin. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Hardin: highs are around 75°F and lows about 50°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone River, Custer Battlefield Museum, Custer Battlefield Trading Company, Bighorn Trout Shop
Highlights from your plan
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hardin to Rapid City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Rapid City

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Keystone, Custer State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Breezy Point Picnic Area ©
Breezy Point Picnic Area

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary site .

Getting from Rapid City to Denver by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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