28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Scottsbluff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Kemmerer
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Lake Powell
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Denver

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St Mary's Glacier and Boulder Creek Path. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Wild Animal Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek State Park and steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Denver International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Scottsbluff.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Cherry Creek State Park, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Dinosaur Ridge, Boulder Creek Path
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

1
night
Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff ©
Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): meet the residents at Riverside Discovery Center, then explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, and then gain insight at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center.

To plan Scottsbluff vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Denver to Scottsbluff takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Scottsbluff are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Scottsbluff

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Gering
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Riverside Discovery Center ©
Riverside Discovery Center

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then hike along Sunday Gulch Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone day trip planning website .

You can fly from Denver to Keystone in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get a bit cooler in Keystone: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Custer, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a memorable drive along US Highway 16 and then play a few rounds at Buffalo Golf Club.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Keystone to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Keystone in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buffalo, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Buffalo

Outdoors Golf Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Golf Club ©
Buffalo Golf Club

4
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.
Visiting Gibbon Falls and Dragon's Mouth Springs will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castle Geyser and Biscuit Basin. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Buffalo to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kemmerer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
night
Kemmerer

Kemmerer
Kemmerer is the largest city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Pisces Prehistoric.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kemmerer holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Kemmerer. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Kemmerer hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Kemmerer

Outdoors

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Golden Spike National Historic Site. Get outdoors at Sundance Resort and Provo Canyon. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Park City (McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery & Park City Main Street Historic District). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kemmerer to Salt Lake City takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kemmerer in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 41°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Provo Canyon, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Sundance Resort
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Capitol Reef National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

5
nights
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Ticaboo Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Alstrom Point and Rainbow Bridge Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Powell: Hite Marina (in Hite), Big Water (Grosvenor Arch & Edmaiers Secret) and Bullfrog Marina (in Bullfrog).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Lake Powell takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Capitol Reef National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lake Powell, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Big Water, Bullfrog Marina, Hite Marina, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point
Bullfrog Marina ©
Bullfrog Marina

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 3rd (Mon), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On your second day here, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Double Down Bike Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Moab in 9 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in August, plan for little chillier nights in Moab, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Park Avenue Trail
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery. On your second day here, hike along Grizzly Creek Trail, then trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs travel route planner .

You can drive from Moab to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Moab in August, plan for much colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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