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.
Step out of the city life by going to Antelope Island State Park and Canyons Village at Park City. Explore hidden gems such as Big Cottonwood Canyon and Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Ogden), Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway) and ATV & Off-Road Tours (in Heber City). The adventure continues: cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, find something for the whole family at Park City Alpine Slide, take in breathtaking views at Provo Canyon, and fly down the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Park City trip itinerary planning app.

Los Angeles to Park City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Park City. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Park City: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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 Off-Road Tours. Get outdoors at Delicate Arch and Mesa Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Landscape Arch, Devils Garden Trailhead, &more) and Island in the Sky (in Canyonlands National Park). There's lots more to do: cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, admire all the interesting features of Potash Road, hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, and stroll through Balanced Rock Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moab day trip planning tool.

Drive from Park City to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. In July, Moab is a bit warmer than Park City - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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 Bear Lake will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and Alberta Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan & Old Fall River Road). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, wander the streets of Downtown Estes Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Moab to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Estes Park, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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 Winter Park Resort and Lookout Mountain. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Flatirons will thrill your kids. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Idaho Springs (St Mary's Glacier & Argo Mill and Tunnel), Colorado Chautauqua: Park (in Boulder) and Breckenridge (Main Street & Boreas Pass Road). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Booth Falls Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Falcon Castle Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 Steamboat Gondola and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Family-friendly places like Yampa River Botanic Park and Thunderhead Hiking Trail will thrill your kids. When in Steamboat Springs, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Kremmling, approximately Kremmling away. There's lots more to do: trek along Yampa River Core Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emerald Mountain, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and stroll through Steamboat Ski Resort.

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.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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 Manitou Springs Incline. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Skyline Drive. 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: find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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 Randall Davey Audubon Center will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and El Rancho de las Golondrinas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos), Jemez Springs (Soda Dam & Valles Caldera National Preserve) and Canyon Trail (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Los Alamos History Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, witness a stunning natural landmark at Ten Thousand Waves, and get your bearings at New Mexico History Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Escape the urban bustle at Goose Lake Trail and Balloon Rides. Get out of town with these interesting Taos side-trips: Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips (in Velarde) and Taos Ski Valley (Taos Ski Valley Resort & Al's Run). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Enchanted Circle Drive, stop by Enchanted Circle Pottery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and admire all the interesting features of The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe.

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.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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 Horseback Riding Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Treasure Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Balcony House) and Pagosa Springs (Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park & Piedra River Trail). The adventure continues: trek along Animas River Trail, fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, see Off-Road Tours, and make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

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.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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.
Visiting Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Coyote Buttes. Change things up with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kanab (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Head underground at Waterholes Canyon, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

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.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Narrows and Observation Point. Escape the urban bustle at Canyon Overlook Trail and Riverside Walk. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail, admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and hike along Angel's Landing.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Page to Zion National Park by combination of shuttle and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Page in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 Hopi Point. There's much more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock State Park and Crescent Moon Picnic Site will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broken Arrow Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde) and Prescott (Watson Lake & Lynx Lake Recreation Area). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, and browse the different shops at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village.

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

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

4.8
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.

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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
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.

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.