33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Big Water
— 2 nights
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Torrey
— 2 nights
5
Mexican Hat
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
7
Aspen
— 2 nights
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
9
Durango
— 2 nights
10
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
11
Ouray
— 2 nights
12
Sheridan
— 1 night
13
Thermopolis
— 2 nights
14
Cody
— 2 nights
15
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
16
Alta
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Aspen Mirror Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Riverside Walk and then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Newark to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Aspen Mirror Lake
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alstrom Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Big Water trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Big Water with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Big Water when traveling from Zion National Park in August, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point
Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
Paria Canyon Wilderness Area

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker site.

You can drive from Big Water to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Big Water in August, plan for slightly colder days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. On the 17th (Sat), stroll around Thousand Lakes RV Park and then take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail. On your second day here, stroll through Sunset Point Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Rock Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Torrey road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Torrey takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
Highlights from your plan
Thousand Lakes RV Park ©
Thousand Lakes RV Park
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 19th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Comb Ridge, stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Sand Island Campground, and finally take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mexican Hat online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Mexican Hat takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Torrey in August; daily highs in Mexican Hat reach 87°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bluff, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway
Sand Island Campground ©
Sand Island Campground

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 20th (Tue), look for gifts at Moab Rock Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, and then take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): get outside with Double Down Bike Shop, grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, and then hike along Park Avenue Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Moab route planner.

Traveling by car from Mexican Hat to Moab takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see a world frozen in time at Ashcroft Ghost Town and then stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and then look for gifts at The Emporium And Flying Circus.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aspen online tour planner.

Getting from Moab to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in August; daily highs in Aspen reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Park Point, make a trip to Far View Sites, and then cruise along Ruins Road. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Step House, trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Petroglyph Point Hike.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Mesa Verde National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in August; daily highs in Mesa Verde National Park reach 86°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites
Step House ©
Step House

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stop by Toh-Atin Gallery, do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, and then trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Columba Catholic Church, and then hike along Animas Mountain Trail.

Before you visit Durango, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery
St. Columba Catholic Church ©
St. Columba Catholic Church

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Thu), explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables and then admire the sheer force of Piedra Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, then look for gifts at The Choke Cherry Tree, and then stroll through Fourmile Falls Trail.

To plan Pagosa Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Durango to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Piedra Falls ©
Piedra Falls
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Fourmile Falls Trail ©
Fourmile Falls Trail

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 31st (Sat), trek along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, trek along Bear Creek Falls, and then hike along Ice Lakes Trailhead.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Ouray by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Sheridan.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Ice Lakes Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ice Lakes Trailhead ©
Ice Lakes Trailhead
Climbing Tours

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Sheridan

Sheridan ©
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name Catholic Church, appreciate the history behind Wagon Box Fight Monument, and then get outside with Lake DeSmet. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Bighorn Mountains and then let the kids burn off some steam at Kendrick Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sheridan trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ouray to Sheridan. When traveling from Ouray in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sheridan: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Sheridan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Wagon Box Fight Monument, Lake DeSmet, Bighorn Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Bighorn Mountains ©
Bighorn Mountains
Holy Name Catholic Church ©
Holy Name Catholic Church
Wagon Box Fight Monument ©
Wagon Box Fight Monument

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Thermopolis

Thermopolis ©
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Wind River Canyon, get engrossed in the history at Hot Springs County Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of TePee Pools and Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Wyoming Whiskey, hike along Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook & Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Legend Rock Petroglyph Site.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thermopolis online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheridan to Thermopolis takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sheridan in September, expect nights in Thermopolis to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook & Trail, Wyoming Whiskey
Highlights from your plan
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site ©
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site
Hot Springs County Museum ©
Hot Springs County Museum
Wind River Canyon ©
Wind River Canyon

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Cody

Cody ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Meeteese Chocolatier, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kirwin Ghost Town, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Buffalo Bill Reservoir. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cody planning tool.

Traveling by car from Thermopolis to Cody takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Thermopolis in September, expect nights in Cody to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Meeteetse
Highlights from your plan
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir ©
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Buffalo Bill State Park ©
Buffalo Bill State Park
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Artists’ Paintpots, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cody in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Alta

Alta ©
Alta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at String Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alta online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Alta in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Alta at 68°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alta

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
String Lake ©
String Lake
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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