28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
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Grand Junction
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Bluff
— 1 night
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Page
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon City
— 2 nights
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Green River
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Cody
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Buffalo
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Chadron
— 1 night
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 day
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Seattle
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Denver — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Robert Clement Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver planner.

Bologna, Italy to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Bologna in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 day

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then steep yourself in history at Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs visit planning site.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Grand Junction.
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Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Junction online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Grand Junction takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Moab on the 1st (Mon).
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Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Windows. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions and then explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip maker.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Moab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Bluff.
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Bluff — 1 night

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery and then steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bluff day trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in August: high temperatures in Bluff hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Powell, then snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, and then hike along Lees Ferry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip planner.

You can drive from Bluff to Page in 3 hours. Traveling from Bluff in August, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon City.
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Bryce Canyon City — 2 nights

Bryce Canyon City, sometimes shown as Bryce on maps, is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park. On the 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon City road trip tool.

Getting from Page to Bryce Canyon City by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Page in August: highs in Bryce Canyon City hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Green River.
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Green River — 1 night

Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Swasey's Beach and then get engrossed in the history at John Wesley Powell River History Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Green River trip planning tool.

Getting from Bryce Canyon City to Green River by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon City in August, expect Green River to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Historic 25th Street, then don't miss a visit to Union Station, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online trip builder.

You can drive from Green River to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 2 nights

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 12th (Fri), cast your line with Jackson National Fish Hatchery, then take an exotic tour of Backcountry Safaris, then stroll through Teton Raptor Center, and finally fly down the slopes at Rendezvous Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Bridger Gondola, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxbow Bend, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole itinerary planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then explore the striking landscape of Fairy Falls.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, plan for little chillier nights in West Yellowstone, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gardiner.
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Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gardiner tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Cody.
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Cody

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West and then learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cody trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Cody takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gardiner in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cody, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Buffalo.
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Buffalo — 1 night

Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. On the 17th (Wed), tee off at Buffalo Golf Club, then take an in-depth tour of Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, and then examine the collection at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cody to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Buffalo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 2 nights

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn something new at Mind Blown Studio, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Adams House, and then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Deadwood trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Buffalo to Deadwood in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In August in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 1 night

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 20th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, then stroll around Main Street Square, and then stop by Downtown Rapid City.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City road trip site.

Getting from Deadwood to Rapid City by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chadron.
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Chadron — 1 night

Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area and then see the interesting displays at Dawes County Historical Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chadron road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rapid City to Chadron in 2 hours. August in Chadron sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cheyenne.
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Cheyenne — 1 night

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 22nd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Wyoming State Capitol, see the interesting displays at Messenger's Old West Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cheyenne online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Chadron to Cheyenne takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Chadron in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cheyenne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Glasshouse Studio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, walk around Kerry Park, and examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.

Discover how to plan a Seattle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Denver to Seattle in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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