59 days in Continental USA Itinerary

59 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Shuttle to Page
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Page
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Medora
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 6 nights
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Jackson Hole

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Jenny Lake Trail and Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. National Museum of Wildlife Art and The Brookover Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Jackson Lake, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, &more) and Moose (Teton Point Turnout & Glacier View Turnout). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake, take in the pleasant sights at Cunningham Cabin, grab your bike and head to Antelope Flats, and identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend.

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Newark to Jackson Hole is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, tram, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are cooler (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yellowstone Lake and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Midway Geyser Basin and Mud Volcano. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner, approximately Gardiner away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lewis Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Take a break from the city and head to Ousel Falls Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Earthquake Lake and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of West Yellowstone to go to Big Sky and see Beehive Basin Trail, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah and then hit the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 95°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier. Get outdoors at Whitefish Mountain Resort and Lake McDonald. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Avalanche Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Granite Park Trail, identify plant and animal life at Goat Lick Overlook, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Glacier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are much colder (49°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 5 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Zion's Main Canyon and Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inspiration Point and Observation Point. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale), Red Canyon (in Panguitch) and Bryce Canyon National Park (Sunset Point & Navajo Loop Trail). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons, explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools, and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Zion National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Page

— 4 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Get outdoors at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Page, make a side trip to see Highway 12 Scenic Byway in Torrey, approximately Torrey away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Page vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Red Rock State Park and Broken Arrow Trail. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lowell Observatory and West of the Moon Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde), V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (in Payson). There's much more to do: Head underground at Lava River Cave, catch all the local highlights with Sedona Stargazing, trek along Boynton Canyon Trail, and don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sedona sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Page in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Explore hidden gems such as Desert View Watchtower and Rim Trail. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park with an excursion to Havasu Falls in Supai--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along Hermit Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Delicate Arch and Island in the Sky. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colorado National Monument and Corona Arch. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Windows, Fiery Furnace, &more) and Goblin Valley State Park (in Green River). The adventure continues: stroll through Grandstaff Canyon Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Moab hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Moab to Estes Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Estes Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Helen Hunt Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skyline Drive and North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation (in Guffey) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, catch a live event at Olympic Training Center, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park.

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You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. When traveling from Estes Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and River Bend Overlook. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Unit and Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. Explore Medora's surroundings by going to Cannonball Concretions Pullout (in Watford City) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Caprock-Coulee Trail & Oxbow Overlook).

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Medora journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Medora takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Medora, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Step off the beaten path and head to Loop Road and Sylvan Lake. Escape the urban bustle at Badlands Wall and Wind Cave National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood), Panorama Point Overlook (in Badlands National Park) and Needles Eye Tunnel (in Custer). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, hike along Presidential Trail, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City online holiday planner.

You can drive from Medora to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in August, Rapid City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.