21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Farmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Crazy Horse
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dallas Zoo, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and finally don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dallas road trip planning website .

Newark to Dallas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in June, expect Dallas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

2
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Animas River and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Farmington holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dallas to Farmington. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Farmington, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Animas River, Million Dollar Highway
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Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness ©
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Molly Brown House Museum and Union Station. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail (in Castle Rock) and Plains Conservation Center (in Aurora). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Farmington to Denver. Traveling from Farmington in July, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Aurora, Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Dinosaur Ridge, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Timpanogos Cave National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Art at the Main Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and finally find something for the whole family at Lagoon Amusement Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Lagoon Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument

7
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.
Get outdoors at S Rim Trail and Artist Point. Kids will appreciate attractions like Firehole Canyon Drive and Gibbon Falls. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
On the 16th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, contemplate the long history of Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Crazy Horse online journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Crazy Horse in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Crazy Horse at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Hitchcock Nature Center and then identify plant and animal life at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Omaha travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Crazy Horse to Omaha in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crazy Horse to Omaha. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Crazy Horse in July; daily highs in Omaha reach 87°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Nightlife

Side Trips

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, Hitchcock Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge ©
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge
Hitchcock Nature Center ©
Hitchcock Nature Center

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