8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Fargo

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hours
Denver

Denver ©
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 14th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Sports Authority Field at Mile High and then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver tour itinerary maker .

Fargo to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lookout Mountain
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Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Sports Authority Field at Mile High ©
Sports Authority Field at Mile High

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uncle Tom's Trail and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Jenny Lake in Moran--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, and hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenny Lake Trail, Jenny Lake
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Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point and then don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get great views at Grandview Point, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

1
night
Santa Fe

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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, and then get curious at Bradbury Science Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Harrell House of Natural Oddities, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Bradbury Science Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Harrell House Bug Museum ©
The Harrell House Bug Museum
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum

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