33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 13 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 6 nights
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Glacier National Park — 6 nights

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avalanche Lake and McDonald Creek. Get outdoors at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Virginia Falls. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Fishercap Lake, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

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Little Rock to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Little Rock in September, you will find days in Glacier National Park are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are much colder (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 13 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mud Volcano, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot, and admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Aspen.
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Aspen — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Wed), trek along West Maroon Trail, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then hike along Grottos Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): trek along Hunter Creek Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Castle Creek Road, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aspen journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Aspen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Aspen are somewhat warmer (60°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): trek along Devil's Backbone Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Backbone Open Space, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Estes Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 6 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Take a break from the city and head to Emerald Lake Trail and Coyote Valley Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapel on the Rock and Hallett Peak. Take a break from Rocky Mountain National Park with a short trip to Brainard Lake Recreation Area in Ward, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, trek along Mt Ida Trail, admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip app.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short distance from Estes Park. In October, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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