32 days in United States

32 days in United States

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Goodland
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Limon
— 1 day
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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Zion National Park
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Williams
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Page
— 2 nights
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Marble Canyon
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs
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Goodland — 1 night

Goodland is a city in and the county seat of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goodland trip itinerary website.

Kansas City to Goodland is an approximately 6-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goodland, with lows of 60°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Limon.
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Limon — 1 day

The Town of Limon is the Statutory Town that is the most populous municipality in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park and then stroll through Limon Wetlands.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Limon day trip app.

Traveling by car from Goodland to Limon takes 2 hours. Traveling from Goodland in August, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Limon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Estes Park — 5 nights

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Make your Estes Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Limon to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. August in Estes Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 1 night

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Arches National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arches National Park when traveling from Estes Park in August, with lows around 63°F. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Canyonlands National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
You've now added Utah State Route 95 to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Utah State Route 95, get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin, stroll through White Rim Trail, then hike along Neck Spring, and finally hike along Roadside Ruin Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 46°F. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 21st (Fri).
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Plan a trip to Zion National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 90°F and lows reach 54°F. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 22nd (Sat).
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Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 23rd (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Redondo Beach, and finally stroll through Torrance Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Pismo Beach.
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Pismo Beach — 2 nights

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, walk around Margo Dodd Park, and then steep yourself in history at Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Point Buchon Trail, hike along Bluff Trail, trek along Valencia Peak Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, then admire the majestic nature at Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, and finally trek along Poly Canyon Loop.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Pismo Beach to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 nights

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Generals Hwy, Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and Tunnel Rock. Visiting Cooks Meadow Loop and Roaring River Falls will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cedar Grove Visitor Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pismo Beach to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Pismo Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 63°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Williams.
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Williams — 5 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Get some historical perspective at Yavapai County Courthouse Square and Kaibab Petroglyphs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beale Wagon Road Historic Trail and Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Williams side-trips: Kingman (Metcalf Park, Mohave Museum of History and Arts, &more), Return to the 50s (in Seligman) and Prescott (Granite Basin Recreation Area, Prescott National Forest, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Canyon Caverns, stroll through Elk Ridge Ski & Outdoor Rec, take a memorable drive along Arizona Route 89A, and make a trip to Wild West Junction.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Williams road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Williams in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Williams, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Williams hover around 78°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 day

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, hike along Tonto Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then get great views at Maricopa Point, and finally stop by Tusayan General Store.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 4th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, hit the bull's-eye at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience, relax and float downstream with Wilderness River Adventures, then contemplate the waterfront views at Antelope Point Marina Village, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Lees Ferry, steep yourself in history at Lonely Dell Ranch Historic District, then explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, then take in the dramatic natural features at Edmaiers Secret, and finally explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Page road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, Page is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marble Canyon.
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Marble Canyon — 1 night

Elephant's Feet has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, cast your line with Northern Arizona Guide Service, explore the stunning scenery at Marble Canyon, then trek along Cathedral Wash Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Elephant's Feet.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marble Canyon trip planner.

Drive from Page to Marble Canyon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Marble Canyon can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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. Make your Monument Valley itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Marble Canyon to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Monument Valley is little chillier than Marble Canyon - with highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F. You'll set off for Mesa Verde National Park on the 7th (Mon).
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Mesa Verde National Park — 5 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cliff Palace, Far View Sites and Ruins Road.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, Mesa Verde National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 1 day

Plan my Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 39°F in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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 13th (Sun): trek along Seven Bridges Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and then make a trip to Ivywild School.

You can plan Colorado Springs trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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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.