32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h
1
Grand Junction
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Grand Lake
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Idaho Springs
— 3 nights
+4
bus + train + foot + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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Grand Junction

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Junction: Colorado National Monument (in Fruita) and Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park & South Rim Road). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, trek along Canyon View Park, engage your brain at John McConnell Math and Science Center, and wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Junction trip maker tool .

Dallas to Grand Junction is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Grand Junction is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Junction when traveling from Dallas in July, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Colorado National Monument
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Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

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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.
Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail, Cooper Corner Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, explore and take pictures at Independence Pass, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in July, expect Aspen to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Glenwood Springs
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Buena Vista) and Vail (Vail Mountain Resort & Horseback Riding Tours). There's lots more to do: hike along McCullough Gulch, take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, make a trip to Main Street, and examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge visit planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Vail, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

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Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Explore Grand Lake's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Kremmling), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Winter Park Winery (in Fraser). There's still lots to do: trek along Adams Falls Trail, examine the collection at Kauffman House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Winding River Resort Stables, and enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Lake trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Grand Lake in 2 hours. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, things will get slightly colder in Grand Lake: highs are around 53°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park Winery, River Rafting & Tubing
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail

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Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Steamboat Springs is known for nature, winter sports, fun & games, spas, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key, trek along Yampa River Core Trail, stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Getting from Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in July, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are warmer (82°F), and nights are a bit warmer (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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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 29th (Mon): walk around Garden of the Gods, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak, and finally examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll through St Mary's Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park, make a trip to Historical Society of Idaho Springs, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Phoenix Gold Mine, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Indian Hot Springs.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Idaho Springs day trip site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Idaho Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, expect nights in Idaho Springs to be slightly colder, around 39°F, while days are much colder, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

St. Mary's Glacier Loop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
St. Mary's Glacier Loop ©
St. Mary's Glacier Loop

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Idaho Springs to Bryce Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Idaho Springs in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along The Narrows and then trek along Angel's Landing. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Zion Shuttle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In August, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then hike along Wildcat Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley road trip website .

Drive from Zion National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. In August in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Valley of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moab travel planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Moab are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours