32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Amy Heithoff-Dominguez

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Goodland
— 1 night
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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
— 1 night
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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
— 1 night
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Goodland

— 1 night
Goodland is a city in and the county seat of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. Plan my day in Goodland using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kansas City to Goodland is an approximately 6-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Goodland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in August, Goodland is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. You will leave for Limon on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Goodland

Museums

Limon

— 1 day
The Town of Limon is the Statutory Town that is the most populous municipality in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Limon Heritage Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Limon Wetlands.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Limon trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Goodland to Limon takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Goodland in August since evenings lows in Limon dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Limon

Wildlife · Museums · 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.
Planning Estes Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Limon to Estes Park takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Estes Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for Arches National Park on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip maker app.

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. Traveling from Estes Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arches National Park, with lows of 63°F. You'll set off for Canyonlands National Park on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Arches 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Utah State Route 95. On the 21st (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Utah State Route 95, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monument Basin, trek along White Rim Trail, then trek along Neck Spring, and finally hike along Roadside Ruin Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online route 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat 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. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrance Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Los Angeles fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Zion National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat 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.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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), stroll around Eldwaylen Ocean Park, stroll 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, stroll through Bluff Trail, trek along Valencia Peak Trail, stroll through Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, and finally trek along Poly Canyon Loop.

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

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Pismo Beach hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

A Land of Giants

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. Step out of the city life by going to Cooks Meadow Loop and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cedar Grove Visitor Center and take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Pismo Beach to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Pismo Beach in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. You'll set off for Williams on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon Caverns Tours and Prescott National Forest. Get a sense of the local culture at Yavapai County Courthouse Square and Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Return to the 50s (in Seligman), Prescott (Granite Basin Recreation Area, Fort Whipple Museum, &more) and Kingman (Metcalf Park, Mohave Museum of History and Arts, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Canyon Caverns, kick your exploration up a notch at Route 66 Zipline, take a memorable drive along Arizona Route 89A, and get to know the resident critters at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Williams tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Williams in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Williams. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect Williams to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail, then get great views at Powell Point, then get great views at Maricopa Point, and finally look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience, get a dose of the wild on Wilderness River Adventures, then take in the waterfront activity at Antelope Point Marina Village, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at 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 other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Page itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, Page is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marble Canyon.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marble Canyon

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Elephant's Feet. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): cruise along Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, get outside with Northern Arizona Guide Service, take in breathtaking views at Marble Canyon, then stroll through Cathedral Wash Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant's Feet.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marble Canyon attractions planner.

You can drive from Page to Marble Canyon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Marble Canyon

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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. To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley attractions planner.

Drive from Marble Canyon to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marble Canyon in September, expect Monument Valley to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 52°F. You'll set off for Mesa Verde National Park on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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 find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Monument Valley in September, with lows around 45°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 day
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, expect little chillier with lows of 39°F in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. You will leave for Colorado Springs on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
On the 13th (Sun), stroll through Seven Bridges Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Ivywild School.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour builder site.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.