31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  4​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
End: Las Vegas

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then stroll through Garden of the Gods. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker .

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (86°F), and nights are much colder (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Heritage Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, expect Buena Vista to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Independence Pass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen road trip planning app .

Drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Delicate Arch. Make the 23rd (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moab trip planner.

Getting from Aspen to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Aspen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Balcony House and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

Plan a Mesa Verde National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moab in July; daily highs in Mesa Verde National Park reach 90°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

5
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel of the Transfiguration and National Museum of Wildlife Art. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. The adventure continues: trek along Taggart Lake, identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook, explore the activities along Jenny Lake, and contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to S Rim Trail and Lower Geyser Basin. Family-friendly places like Firehole Canyon Drive and Grand Loop Road will thrill your kids. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and hike along Artist Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

4
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Shuttle, and explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Mount Charleston (about 38 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday maker tool .

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 101°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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