59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Bus to Denver, Fly to Spokane
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Coeur d'Alene
— 6 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 10 nights
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Cody
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 13 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 7 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Canon City (Royal Gorge Helitours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Houston in August, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are much colder (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Denver

— 5 nights

Mile-High City

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 out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), New Belgium Brewing Company (in Fort Collins) and Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver sightseeing planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Sun), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a pleasant ride with Platte Ranch Riding Stables. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Buena Vista by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Estes Park in August: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 77°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Maroon Bells (in Aspen) and Zip Adventures of Vail (in Wolcott). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder website.

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 August, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene

— 6 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Coeur d'Alene side-trips: Lake Pend Oreille (in Hope), Athol (Silverwood Theme Park & Farragut State Park) and Sandpoint (Bonner County History Museum & Sandpoint City Beach). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at Timberline Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, glide through the air with CDA Parasail, and get engrossed in the history at Post Falls Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Coeur d'Alene by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, you will find days in Coeur d'Alene are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 10 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 19th (Sat), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Fishercap Lake, and trek along Swiftcurrent Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Cody

— 5 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirwin Ghost Town (in Meeteetse), Legend Rock Petroglyph Site (in Thermopolis) and Babcock & Miles (in Red Lodge). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, relax and float downstream with Wyoming River Trips, and take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cody itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Cody takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in September since evenings lows in Cody dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 13 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Grand Teton National Park

— 7 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 14th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and trek along Taggart Lake.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
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.