33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Boulder
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cody
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheridan
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

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.
You've added LoDo, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Fri), see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and then buy something for everyone on your list at Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Coors Field, then don't miss a visit to Larimer Square, and then take a stroll through LoDo.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denver day trip planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Denver is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder

— 1 night

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.
University of Colorado at Boulder has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, gain insight at University of Colorado at Boulder, and then shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall. On your second day here, stroll around Colorado Chautauqua: Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boulder tour site.

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bear Lake, Dream Lake, Sprague Lake, and other attractions. On the 4th (Mon), get all the information you need at Alpine Visitor Center. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Sprague Lake and then explore the activities along Dream Lake.

Plan my day in Rocky Mountain National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes United States Air Force Academy, Olympic Training Center and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sat), hike along Mosca Pass Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area and then take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Independence Pass, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ute Cemetery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aspen travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Aspen. July in Aspen sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 12th (Tue), cruise along South Rim Road, then take a tour by water with Morrow Point Boat Ride, and then take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

Before you visit Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Aspen to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Tours · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and then stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Mesa Verde National Park - with highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin and then hike along White Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park online vacation builder.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Spend the 18th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Bridger Teton National Forest, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Canyonlands National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Canyonlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Hayden Valley, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Plains Indian Museum, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and then examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cody online journey planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Cody hover around 33°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sheridan.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Sheridan

— 1 night
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mint Bar as well as King's Saddlery and Museum. On the 27th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Bighorn National Forest, then get engrossed in the history at King's Saddlery and Museum, then make a trip to The Historic Sheridan Inn, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Mint Bar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sheridan tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Cody to Sheridan in 3 hours. When traveling from Cody in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sheridan: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Sheridan

Nightlife · Nature · Museums · Parks

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Devils Tower trip builder website.

Getting from Sheridan to Devils Tower by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sheridan in July, you will find days in Devils Tower are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): cruise along Loop Road, get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, and then stroll through Roberts Prairie Dog Town. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip website.

Drive from Devils Tower to Badlands National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Devils Tower in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then stroll through Black Hills National Forest.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Custer travel tool.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Custer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

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.