56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Boise
— 3 nights
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Reno
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Yellowstone Historic District and S Rim Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Denver to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

West Yellowstone — 3 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore hidden gems such as Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Horseback Riding Tours. When in West Yellowstone, make a side trip to see Mesa Falls in Ashton, approximately Ashton away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Yellowstone River, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Jackson Hole — 3 nights

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Wildlife Art and Mormon Row Historic District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Teton and Oxbow Bend. Go for a jaunt from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park to see Jenny Lake Trail about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: make a trip to Town Square and tour the pleasant surroundings at Teton Raptor Center.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Jackson Hole are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Salt Lake City — 3 nights

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Tabernacle and Salt Lake Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hill Aerospace Museum and Red Butte Garden. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City road trip planner.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jackson Hole in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Boise.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Boise — 3 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Get some cultural insight at Old Idaho Penitentiary and Williamson Orchard & Vineyard. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boise River Greenbelt and Idaho State Capitol Building. Change things up with a short trip to Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History in Caldwell (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and examine the collection at Warhawk Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boise trip planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Boise in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Boise. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Reno.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Reno — 1 night

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reno trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Reno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Reno is minus 1 hour. June in Reno sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Fun & Games · Museums

Las Vegas — 6 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The LINQ Promenade and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Reno to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reno in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 103°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.
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Sedona — 6 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Montezuma Castle National Monument and Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Explore hidden gems such as Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). And it doesn't end there: hike along Broken Arrow Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park.

Find out how to plan Sedona trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sedona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Sedona is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Sedona at 94°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Page.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Page — 3 nights

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Navajo Bridge and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Powell and admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Page trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Page, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Moab.
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Moab — 6 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyonlands National Park and Corona Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch & Island in the Sky). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and cruise along Potash Road.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moab sightseeing planner.

Drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in July, plan for little chillier nights in Moab, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Santa Fe.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Santa Fe — 5 nights

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Museum of International Folk Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Santa Fe Plaza. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Taos (Millicent Rogers Museum & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and take in the pleasant sights at Keshi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe visit planning tool.

You can fly from Moab to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in July: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Albuquerque — 4 nights

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Bandelier National Monument and Petroglyph National Monument. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in July since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Rocky Mountain Food Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker site.

Getting from Albuquerque to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in July; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 86°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.
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Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Denver — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Union Station. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley), Horseback Riding Tours (in Estes Park) and Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours
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Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.
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Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · National Parks
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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Nevada travel guide

4.2
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.
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Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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New Mexico travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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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.
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