13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
2
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Laramie, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Fly to Houston

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Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, and then take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

Houston to Arches National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Arches National Park. Traveling from Houston in July, expect little chillier with lows of 67°F in Arches National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park planning site.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

Planning Yellowstone National Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Canyonlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, hike along Tundra Communities Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Teton National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then stroll through Mosca Pass Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rocky Mountain National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, with highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve at 83°F and lows at 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.