60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 6 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 7 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 2 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 8 nights

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and 1892 Bishop's Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Children's Museum of Houston and Holocaust Museum Houston. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham), George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station) and La Porte (San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site & Battleship Texas State Historic Site). There's lots more to do: race across the water with Galveston Water Adventures, look for gifts at Murdochs, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Houston vacation maker tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. In August, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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5
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of World War II Aviation and Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Canon City (Lost Paddle Rafting, Royal Gorge Helitours, &more) and Play Dirty ATV Tours (in Cotopaxi). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Denver.

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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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Lost Paddle Rafting
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2
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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Colorado Adventure Center.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver vacation 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 August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bear Lake and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Alluvial Fan (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and A Wanderlust Adventure (in Laporte). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, see Off-Road Tours, and appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park road trip planning website.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Moab.

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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Bear Lake
4.7
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River Rafting / Tubing
A Wanderlust Adventure
4.8
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Photography Tours
4.7

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Bring the kids along to Climbing Tours and Potash Road. Visiting Delicate Arch and Double Arch will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace, Landscape Arch, &more) and Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch & Island in the Sky). And it doesn't end there: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Moab, trek along Balanced Rock Trail, race across the water with Moab Jett, and take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip builder.

Fly from Estes Park to Moab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Wilson's Arch
4.7
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Double Arch
4.9
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Delicate Arch
4.9

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Salt Lake Temple and Hill Aerospace Museum. Kids will enjoy Natural History Museum of Utah and Rocky Mountain Outfitters. Venture out of the city with trips to Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork), Golden Spike National Historic Site (in Corinne) and Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, make a trip to Temple Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Boise

Boise ©

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Freak Alley Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey and then take an in-depth tour of Idaho Military History Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boise tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Boise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Historic Site
Old Idaho Penitentiary
4.7

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Coeur d'Alene Lake and Timberline Adventures. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wallace Mining Museum and Northern Pacific Depot. Take a break from Coeur d'Alene with a short trip to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and take in breathtaking views at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip builder site.

Fly from Boise to Coeur d'Alene in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boise in September: high temperatures in Coeur d'Alene hover around 72°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Logan Pass and Lake McDonald. Step out of the city life by going to Avalanche Lake and Iceberg Lake Trail. On the 21st (Mon), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and stroll through Siyeh Pass.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Lake McDonald
4.7
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Grinnell Glacier
4.9
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Highline Trail
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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get in touch with nature at Ousel Falls Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Earthquake Lake and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from West Yellowstone to Big Sky to see Big Sky Resort about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and whizz through the canopy at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone vacation planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online tour planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

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S Rim Trail
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Grand Loop Road
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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Wildlife Art and Mormon Row Historic District. Chapel of the Transfiguration and Our Lady Of The Mountains will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Glacier View Turnout (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Cathedral Group, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, get interesting insight from Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, whizz through the canopy at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Scenic Safaris.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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