45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Drive to Bradley International Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 16 nights
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Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to Incline Village
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Incline Village
— 1 night
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
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Sedona
— 8 nights
Bus to Phoenix, Fly to Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 2 nights
Drive
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 6 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 16 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Visiting West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin 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 (John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway & Snake River Overlook). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, trek along Natural Bridge Trail, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs.

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

Incline Village

— 1 night
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

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Sedona

— 8 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Jerome State Historic Park and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tuzigoot National Monument and Fort Verde State Historic Park. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Prescott (Bucky O'Neill Monument, Whiskey Row, &more), Jerome (Douglas Mansion, Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, &more) and Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite (in Clarkdale). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail, take an in-depth tour of Sedona Heritage Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass.

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 travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
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.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Durango

— 2 nights
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

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 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

Buena Vista

— 1 night
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

Glenwood Springs

— 3 nights
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 Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves. Step off the beaten path and head to Linwood Cemetery and Hippy Hot Springs. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon, examine the collection at Glenwood Railroad Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, 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

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

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 take an in-depth tour 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 · Trails

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.
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 & 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 fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Nashville

— 6 nights

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 McGavock Confederate Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and The District. There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway, and ponder the world of politics at Tennessee State Capitol.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip app.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Nashville takes 4.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.