60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Park City
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Taos
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 4 nights
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Page
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Park City — 3 nights

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Antelope Island State Park and ATV & Off-Road Tours. Family-friendly places like Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Park City Alpine Slide will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Provo (Provo Canyon & Bridal Veil Falls), Big Cottonwood Canyon (in Salt Lake City) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Ogden). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyons Village at Park City, fly down the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, and explore the fascinating underground world of Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Park City online route planner.

Los Angeles to Park City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Park City, with highs around 90°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 6 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Arches National Park and Wilson's Arch. Get outdoors at Delicate Arch and Mesa Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Island in the Sky (in Canyonlands National Park) and Arches National Park (Landscape Arch, Devils Garden Trailhead, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, admire all the interesting features of Potash Road, do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, and stroll through Balanced Rock Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moab online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Park City to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Park City in July, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 4 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.
Visiting Trail Ridge Road and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Photography Tours and Bear Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan & Old Fall River Road). There's much more to do: hike along Emerald Lake Trail, stop by Brownfield's, visit Downtown Estes Park, and admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Estes Park online holiday planner.

You can fly from Moab to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Estes Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Argo Mill and Tunnel. Family-friendly places like Winter Park Resort and Flatirons will thrill your kids. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Chautauqua: Park (in Boulder), Breckenridge (Main Street & Boreas Pass Road) and St Mary's Glacier (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Falcon Castle Trail, hike along Booth Falls Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 3 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get in touch with nature at Fish Creek Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. Family-friendly places like Strawberry Park Hot Springs and Yampa River Core Trail will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort, and stroll through Thunderhead Hiking Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in August: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 5 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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Skyline Drive and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Steamboat Springs in August since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 5 nights

City Different

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.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Ten Thousand Waves will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Canyon Trail (in Cochiti Pueblo), Soda Dam (in Jemez Springs) and Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Southwest Safaris, get engrossed in the history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and browse the exhibits of New Mexico History Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip website.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taos.
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Taos — 4 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Escape the urban bustle at Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips and Al's Run. Get out of town with these interesting Taos side-trips: Goose Lake Trail (in Red River), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Taos Ski Valley Resort (in Taos Ski Valley). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Enchanted Circle Drive, explore and take pictures at The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Taos online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, things will get little chillier in Taos: highs are around 79°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durango.
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Durango — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Treasure Falls. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Pagosa Springs (Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park & Piedra River Trail) and Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Balcony House). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, hike along Animas River Trail, and fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. August in Durango sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Page.
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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.
Visiting Lake Powell and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Horseshoe Bend. Change things up with a short trip to Coyote Buttes in Big Water (about 56 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and Head underground at Waterholes Canyon.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Page driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Durango to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Durango in August, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Narrows and Canyon Overlook Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Angel's Landing and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Riverside Walk, explore the striking landscape at Checkerboard Mesa, stroll through Pa'rus Trail, and don't miss a visit to Observation Point.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Page in September since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 6 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Desert View Watchtower. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, get great views at Navajo Point, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crescent Moon Picnic Site will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Red Rock State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Watson Lake (in Prescott) and Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, browse the different shops at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, take in breathtaking views at Boynton Canyon Trail, and stroll through West Fork Oak Creek Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sedona sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Sedona at 85°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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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Colorado travel guide

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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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New Mexico travel guide

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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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Arizona travel guide

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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.
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