31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 3 nights
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
3
Moab
— 2 nights
4
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
5
Elko
— 4 nights
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 11 nights
8
San Francisco
— 1 night

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Estes Park Guided Tours. Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park (Spas & Images of Rocky Mountain National Park). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, and browse the exhibits of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Denver trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brussels, Belgium to Denver is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels to Denver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in August, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Estes Park, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Spas

2
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.
On the 5th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and then relax and float downstream with Elk Mountain Expeditions. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Rio Grande Trail, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip builder.

Traveling by train from Denver to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in August, with highs in Aspen at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions, thenstroll through Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Moab visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Aspen in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Deep Desert Expeditions ©
Deep Desert Expeditions

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple Square and Cathedral of the Madeleine. Get in touch with nature at Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Wasatch Mountain State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Park City (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Main Street Historic District, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City travel planning website.

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Midway
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Outfitters ©
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

4
nights
Elko

Elko ©
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. Get some historical perspective at Little Church of the Crossroads and Sherman Station Visitor's Center. Get outdoors at Lamoille Canyon and Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of California Trail Historic Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Western Folklife Center, look for gifts at J.M. Capriola Co, and delve into the lush surroundings at Humboldt National Forest.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Elko road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Lake City to Elko. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Elko, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Elko

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lamoille, Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Lamoille Canyon ©
Lamoille Canyon
Humboldt National Forest ©
Humboldt National Forest

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pope Beach and Sand Harbor. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Emerald Bay State Park. There's still lots to do: do sightseeing your way with Tahoe Photographic Tours and steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Elko to South Lake Tahoe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Elko in August, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

11
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Thornton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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