10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Lake
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Taos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
6
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Vancouver
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
End: Portland

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy some music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Union Station, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denver online tour builder .

Portland to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): hike along Adams Falls Trail, kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Winter Park Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Lake trip planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Grand Lake takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Grand Lake to be much colder, temps between 53°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Winter Park Resort, Adams Falls Trail
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Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

few
hours
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and then take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taos travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Taos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Lake in July: highs in Taos hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Santa Fe

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 25th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Santa Fe to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Moab

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 26th (Fri), stop by Cinder Wines, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Boise online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Cinder Wines
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Cinder Wines ©
Cinder Wines

few
hours
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Officers' Row, and then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant House.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver travel planner .

You can drive from Boise to Vancouver in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boise in July: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 82°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Ulysses S. Grant House ©
Ulysses S. Grant House

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