29 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
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Silverton
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Ouray
— 1 night
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Crested Butte
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Port Townsend
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Port Townsend
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get great views at Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Moreno Valley to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Moreno Valley in August, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 1 day

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 89°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Silverton.
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Silverton

The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Silverton using our trip planner.

Fly from Rocky Mountain National Park to Silverton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August; daily highs in Silverton reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. You'll set off for Ouray on the 22nd (Mon).
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Ouray — 1 night

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ouray journey planner.

Getting from Silverton to Ouray by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Crested Butte.
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Crested Butte — 1 night

Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), see a world frozen in time at Gothic, then cruise along Schofield Pass, and then stroll through Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Curecanti Creek and then hike along Upper Loop.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Crested Butte trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ouray to Crested Butte by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 2 nights

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive, then get great views at Muley Point Overlook, and then stroll around Sandstone Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planning site.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Monument Valley in 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Crested Butte in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 87°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Shafer Canyon Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then hike along White Rim Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. August in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moab journey planning app.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Moab, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 63°F at night. You will leave for Arches National Park on the 29th (Mon).
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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.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Junction.
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Grand Junction — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to The Blue Pig Gallery, then take a pleasant ride with Rimrock Adventures, then do a tasting at Two Rivers Winery, and finally cruise along Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): get curious at John McConnell Math and Science Center, do a tasting at Grande River Vineyards & Winery, then do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars, and finally hike along Tabeguache Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Junction can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Maroon Bells to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, stroll through Grizzly Creek Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, and finally explore the activities along Hanging Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Mtn / Jeanne Golay Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Grand Junction in September: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Aspen.
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Aspen — 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along American Lake Trail, then stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Man Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Buckskin Pass, then trek along West Maroon Trail, and then hike along Maroon-Snowmass Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip maker.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Aspen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Murie Centre and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, then explore the activities along Leigh Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and finally trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Teton National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Grand Teton National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Grand Teton National Park, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road and then admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Twin Falls.
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Twin Falls — 1 night

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise, then trek along Rock Creek Park, and then see the interesting displays at Herrett Center for Arts and Science. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then stroll through Snake River Canyon Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Pillar Falls.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Twin Falls visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Twin Falls: highs are around 76°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and then explore the activities along McDonald Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Twin Falls to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Twin Falls in September: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.
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Port Townsend — 3 nights

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Larry Scott Memorial Trail and Jefferson County Courthouse. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Puget Sound Express, get a taste of the local shopping with Port Townsend Gallery, see the interesting displays at Port Townsend Aero Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Propolis Brewing.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Townsend online travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Glacier National Park to Port Townsend in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, Port Townsend is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive 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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