32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Denver
Drive
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Boulder
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ashland
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Springdale
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Springdale
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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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 17th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver online route planner.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Denver is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Boulder

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorado Chautauqua: Park and Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake & Trail Ridge Road) and Estes Park (Peak to Peak Scenic Byway & Estes Park Visitor Center).

Planning Boulder trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. In July, daytime highs in Boulder are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Boulder

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ashland

— 1 night
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll around Lithia Park, then stop by Rogue Creamery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ashland trip site.

You can fly from Boulder to Ashland in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Boulder in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Ashland, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Heceta Head Lighthouse. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Sandland Adventures (in Florence) and Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats State Park, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planner.

You can drive from Ashland to Newport in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Ashland in July, plan for much colder days in Newport, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 26th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: high temperatures in Portland hover around 33°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Parks

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Broken Arrow Trail and Out of Africa Wildlife Park. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Strawberry School House (in Strawberry) and Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (in Payson). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and get a taste of local nightlife at Sedona Stargazing.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona journey builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Sedona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Sedona. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in Sedona reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at West of the Moon Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Lava River Cave. On the next day, wander the streets of Historic Downtown and Railroad District and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in July: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Hopi Point. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and hike along Rim Trail.

Make your Grand Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Springdale

— 1 night
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Sorella Gallery, look for gifts at Joy Craft & Design, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Springdale online vacation planner.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Springdale in 13 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Springdale, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Inspiration Point. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, stop by Bryce Canyon Trading Post, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Springdale - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Double Arch and Grandstaff Canyon Trail. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Moab hover around 39°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by The Emporium And Flying Circus, then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and then cruise along Independence Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Aspen at 29°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park Loop Road and Ocean Path. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, and stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Bar Harbor takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aspen to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aspen in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bar Harbor, with lows of 16°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.