45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 16 nights
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Incline Village
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 8 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 6 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mormon Row Historic District and S Rim Trail. Visiting West Thumb Geyser Basin and Signal Mountain Summit Road will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton National Park (Jenny Lake Trail, Leigh Lake, &more) and Moose (Chapel of the Sacred Heart, John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, &more). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, trek along Pelican Creek Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planning app.

Tannersville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tannersville in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Incline Village.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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Incline Village

Incline Village ©
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hike along Tahoe Meadows Trail, kick back and relax at Burnt Cedar Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Incline Village tour itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Incline Village. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Incline Village is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Incline Village: highs are around 90°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Incline Village

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach
Tahoe Meadows Trail ©
Tahoe Meadows Trail

8
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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Jerome State Historic Park and Fort Verde State Historic Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tuzigoot National Monument and Lynx Lake Recreation Area. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Prescott (Bucky O'Neill Monument & Whiskey Row), Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite (in Clarkdale) and Jerome (Douglas Mansion, Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, trek along Little Horse Trail, and steep yourself in history at V-Bar-V Heritage Site.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sedona day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Incline Village to Sedona. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Incline Village to Sedona. Traveling from Incline Village in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain 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 13th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, then make a trip to Park Point, then explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, and finally take a memorable drive along Ruins Road.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sedona to Mesa Verde National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sedona in July since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower 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 14th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, then get outside with Duranglers Flies and Supplies, and finally see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum, and finally trek along Animas Mountain Trail.

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

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Duranglers Flies and Supplies ©
Duranglers Flies and Supplies
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Rotary Park ©
Rotary Park

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
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 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Rim and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gunnison Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Durango in July since evenings lows in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks

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Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Fri), get great views at Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip planner.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Buena Vista takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in July: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 80°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Hippy Hot Springs. Step off the beaten path and head to Linwood Cemetery and Red Mtn / Jeanne Golay Trailhead. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon, examine the collection at Glenwood Railroad Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Cooper Corner Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Johnson Park Miniature Golf.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs holiday app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery
Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves ©
Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest, then trek along Yampa River Core Trail, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Emerald Mountain, then head outdoors with Backdoor Sports, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally fly down the slopes at Mount Werner.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs online trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Spas

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at MacGregor Ranch Museum, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Gateway Gift Shop, then examine the collection at Historic Fall River Hydroplant, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kruger Rock. Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, with highs in Estes Park at 91°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
MacGregor Ranch Museum ©
MacGregor Ranch Museum
Historic Fall River Hydroplant ©
Historic Fall River Hydroplant

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Historic Travellers Rest will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like McGavock Confederate Cemetery and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, and take in the views from John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Nashville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Estes Park to Nashville is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Estes Park in July since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

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