32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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Ely
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Montrose
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Telluride
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Cortez
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Alamosa
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Colorado Springs
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Denver
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North Platte
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Lincoln
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Nebraska City
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Brownville
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Omaha
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Valentine
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Chadron
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Gering
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Boulder
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Frisco
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Vail
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Aspen
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Glenwood Springs
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Grand Junction
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Ely
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Ely

Ely is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Ely Renaissance Village and then head outdoors with Garnet Hill.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ely trip planner.

Davis to Ely is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Davis in July, Ely is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Montrose.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors

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Montrose

The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. On the 12th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West, then get a taste of life in the country at Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas, then get engrossed in the history at Ute Indian Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Montrose Water Sports Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Montrose trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ely to Montrose in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ely in July since evenings lows in Montrose dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Telluride.

Things to do in Montrose

Museums · Nature · Parks

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Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along Jud Wiebe Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and then get outside with Telluride Outside. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of New Sheridan Hotel, then see Off-Road Tours, then get outside with Imogene Pass, and finally contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Telluride attractions planner.

You can drive from Montrose to Telluride in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Montrose in July, things will get little chillier in Telluride: highs are around 74°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cortez.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Cortez

As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then explore the ancient world of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at Hovenweep National Monument.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cortez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Cortez takes 2 hours. Traveling from Telluride in July, expect nights in Cortez to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Alamosa

Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The San Luis Valley Museum and then sample the tasty concoctions at San Luis Valley Brewing Company.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alamosa journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Cortez to Alamosa takes 4 hours. Traveling from Cortez in July, expect Alamosa to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Alamosa

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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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 17th (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online route builder.

Getting from Alamosa to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Alamosa in July, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Sasquatch Outpost, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, then take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shadow Mountain Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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North Platte

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): walk around Cody Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and then shop like a local with Fort Cody Trading Post.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the North Platte trip maker tool.

You can fly from Denver to North Platte in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Lincoln

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, and then pause for some photo ops at Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, and then explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum of Art.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lincoln vacation builder app.

Drive from North Platte to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Nebraska City.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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Nebraska City

Nebraska City is a city in, and the county seat of, Otoe County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Arbor Day Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, and then see the interesting displays at Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Nebraska City online travel planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Nebraska City by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Brownville.

Things to do in Nebraska City

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

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Brownville

Brownville is a village in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Flatwater Folk Art Museum, admire the majestic nature at Indian Cave State Park, and then do a tasting at Whiskey Run Creek.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brownville road trip site.

Traveling by car from Nebraska City to Brownville takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Brownville

Nature · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Omaha

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Omaha is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo, snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Brownville to Omaha in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Valentine.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Valentine

Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Centennial Hall.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valentine online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Omaha to Valentine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Omaha in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Valentine. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Valentine

Museums

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Chadron

Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Chadron trip website.

Getting from Valentine to Chadron by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Chadron

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Gering

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. On the 31st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Chimney Rock National Historic Site and then pause for some photo ops at Rebecca Winters Memorial.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gering trip planner.

You can drive from Chadron to Gering in 2 hours. In July in Gering, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Gering

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 1st (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company, then engage your brain at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, and then deepen your understanding at University of Colorado at Boulder.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Boulder day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gering to Boulder takes 3.5 hours. August in Boulder sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Frisco trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Boulder to Frisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Boulder in August, you will find days in Frisco are cooler (62°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Vail.

Things to do in Frisco

Nature · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours and then admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vail trip itinerary maker site.

Vail is just a short distance from Frisco. In August, daily temperatures in Vail can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Aspen

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.
On the 5th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip planner.

Getting from Vail to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Vail in August, you will find days in Aspen are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, then explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs visit site.

You can drive from Aspen to Glenwood Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in August, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Grand Junction

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars, and then visit Downtown Grand Junction.

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Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Grand Junction: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

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Ely

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ely trip planner.

Drive from Grand Junction to Ely in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Junction to Ely is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ely when traveling from Grand Junction in August, with lows around 49°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.