28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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 reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver day trip app.

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around 66°F and lows about 43°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery as well as Mountain Blown Glass. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery and then take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Estes Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 43°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 Yellowstone River Picnic Area, Biscuit Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. On the 29th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, and finally explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone River Picnic Area.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey app.

You can fly from Estes Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in May, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, Moose Wilson Road, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take a memorable drive along Moose Wilson Road, explore the activities along Leigh Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, and finally take in breathtaking views at Death Canyon. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, then explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
The Tabernacle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Temple Square, steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Salt Lake City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are much warmer (62°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kolob Canyon Road, Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, Kolob Canyons, and other attractions you added. On the 3rd (Thu), cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then admire all the interesting features of Kolob Canyon Road, then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Kolob Canyons. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

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Fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Zion National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
You've added Rim Trail, Peek-A-Boo Loop, Rainbow Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Point, then cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, then stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop, and finally hike along Bryce Amphitheatre.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 79°F and lows at 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 Point Imperial Drive, Navajo Falls, Grand Canyon South Rim, and other attractions you added. On the 7th (Mon), get great views at Lipan Point, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, stroll through Toroweap Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Navajo Falls. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Yaki Point.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waterholes Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, then stroll through Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Page trip builder tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shafer Canyon Overlook, Great Gallery, Elephant Hill, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridges National Monument, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally trek along White Rim Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky and then explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park journey builder tool.

You can drive from Page to Canyonlands National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canyonlands National Park, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 Devils Garden Trailhead, Arches National Park Scenic Drive, Windows, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, explore the striking landscape at Tower Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, and finally don't miss a visit to Partition Arch.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mesa Verde National Park, Long House, Spruce Tree House, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mesa Verde National Park, then make a trip to Step House, then cruise along Ruins Road, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Balcony House, explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in June; daily highs in Mesa Verde National Park reach 89°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes High Dune Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve tour itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 42°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Denver

— 5 nights

Mile-High City

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Denver Mountain Parks. Change things up with a short trip to Evergreen Lake in Evergreen (about 40 minutes away). Explore Denver further: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and snap pictures at Denver Millennium Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver travel planning app.

Getting from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Denver by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Denver. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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