29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Glenwood Springs
— 7 nights
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Fly to Atlanta

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Grand Canyon National Park — 8 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hermit's Rest and Kolb Studio. Escape the urban bustle at South Kaibab Trail and Yaki Point. There's still lots to do: get great views at Maricopa Point, identify plant and animal life at Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Atlanta to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 6 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devils Garden Trailhead and Sand Dune Arch. Get in touch with nature at Fiery Furnace and Broken Arch. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Skyline Arch, stroll through Park Avenue Trail, and make a trip to Partition Arch.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In June, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 5 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mesa Verde National Park and Petroglyph Point Hike. Explore hidden gems such as Long House and Park Point. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, admire all the interesting features of Ruins Road, and don't miss a visit to Step House.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park route maker tool.

Drive from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, Mesa Verde National Park is little chillier than Arches National Park - with highs of 89°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rifle Falls and Booth Falls Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Grizzly Creek Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenwood Springs: Castle Creek Road (in Aspen), Vail Valley Anglers (in Edwards) and Rifle Gap State Park (in Rifle). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, take a memorable drive along West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, admire the verdant scenery at Roaring Fork Valley, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek and then explore the striking landscape of High Dune Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve sightseeing planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glenwood Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 42°F at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to 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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