33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Big Water
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mexican Hat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
12
Sheridan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Thermopolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Alta
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the activities along Aspen Mirror Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

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

Newark to Zion National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, Zion National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Aspen Mirror Lake
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Aspen Mirror Lake ©
Aspen Mirror Lake

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Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 13th (Tue), trek along Alstrom Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Big Water vacation maker .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Big Water with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in August since evenings lows in Big Water dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point

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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), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bryce Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Big Water to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Big Water, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Torrey.

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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 through Thousand Lakes RV Park and then take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Sunset Point Trail, make a trip to Fruita Schoolhouse, and then trek along Chimney Rock Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Torrey online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Torrey takes 2.5 hours. August in Torrey sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Torrey

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Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
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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), explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, then make a trip to Sand Island Campground, and finally take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexican Hat trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Torrey to Mexican Hat takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Torrey in August: high temperatures in Mexican Hat hover around 87°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bluff, Moki Dugway
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Moab Rock Shop, then explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch, and then admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Mexican Hat to Moab in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
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): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Crater Lake Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and then stop by The Emporium And Flying Circus.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 77°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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.
On the 25th (Sun), make a trip to Park Point, don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, and then take a memorable drive along Ruins Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Step House, trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Mesa Verde National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 86°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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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.
On the 27th (Tue), browse the exhibits of 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: hike along The Colorado Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Columba Catholic Church, and then trek along Animas Mountain Trail.

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

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery

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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 take in the dramatic scenery at Piedra Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, look for gifts at The Choke Cherry Tree, and then hike along Fourmile Falls Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs road trip planner .

Getting from Durango to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in August, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Piedra Falls ©
Piedra Falls
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables

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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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek National Recreation Trail and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, then stroll through Bear Creek Falls, and then hike along Ice Lakes Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ouray trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ouray, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ice Lakes Trail, Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ice Lakes Trail ©
Ice Lakes Trail
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, then pause for some photo ops at Wagon Box Fight Monument, and then head outdoors with Lake DeSmet. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bighorn Mountains and then have fun at Kendrick Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheridan attractions site .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Sheridan takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Ouray, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sheridan, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Sheridan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake DeSmet, Bighorn Mountains, Wagon Box Fight Monument
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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. Kick 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. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Wyoming Whiskey, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook & Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Legend Rock Petroglyph Site.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thermopolis day trip planner .

Drive from Sheridan to Thermopolis in 3 hours. When traveling from Sheridan in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Thermopolis: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook & Trail, Wyoming Whiskey
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Hot Springs County Museum ©
Hot Springs County Museum
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site ©
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site
Wyoming Whiskey ©
Wyoming Whiskey

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Meeteese Chocolatier, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kirwin Ghost Town, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cody holiday planner.

Getting from Thermopolis to Cody by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Thermopolis in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cody: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Meeteetse
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Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
Buffalo Bill State Park ©
Buffalo Bill State Park
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir ©
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir

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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): explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of 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 identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cody in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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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. On the 10th (Tue), stroll through String Lake and then trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alta online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Alta. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Alta hover around 68°F and lows are around 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 Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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String Lake ©
String Lake
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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