31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cody
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Big Sky visit planning tool.

Tampa to Big Sky is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in June; daily highs in Big Sky reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail and then explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Big Sky to West Glacier in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. In June, West Glacier is a bit warmer than Big Sky - with highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake and then explore the activities along Stanley Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley vacation planning tool.

Getting from West Glacier to Stanley by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Glacier in June, expect little chillier with lows of 34°F in Stanley. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and trek along Cascade Canyon Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park vacation builder site.

You can drive from Stanley to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. June in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cody

— 3 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
Cody is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, cruise along Chief Joseph Hwy, and explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cody trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Cody at 75°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Durango.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durango

— 2 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 30th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Million Dollar Highway, then grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cody to Durango takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cody in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around 85°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 4th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Durango to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Durango in July; daily highs in Moab reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 6th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, get great views at Independence Pass, and then hike along Lost Man Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in July: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 81°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.