14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Craig
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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North Platte
— 1 night
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Independence
— 4 nights
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Hays
— 1 night
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Salida
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Craig

— 1 night
The City of Craig is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Moffat County, Colorado, United States. To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Craig trip builder website.

Bountiful to Craig is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Bountiful in August, plan for little chillier days in Craig, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Craig

Museums · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get great views at Milner Pass, admire all the interesting features of Old Fall River Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan.

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Getting from Craig to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Craig in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mountain Blown Glass. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stop by Bear Necessities & Cubs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Mountain Blown Glass, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary app.

Estes Park is just a short distance from Rocky Mountain National Park. In August, daytime highs in Estes Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

North Platte

— 1 night
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the North Platte online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Estes Park to North Platte by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Estes Park to North Platte. In August, daytime highs in North Platte are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You'll set off for Independence on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in North Platte

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Independence

— 4 nights
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Go for a jaunt from Independence to Kingsville to see Powell Gardens about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, steep yourself in history at Harry S Truman National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at 1879 Chicago & Alton RR Depot, and find something for the whole family at Paradise Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Independence trip app.

Getting from North Platte to Independence by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from North Platte in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Independence, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Independence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hays

— 1 night
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hays trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Independence to Hays takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Independence in August since evenings lows in Hays dip to 64°F. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Salida.

Things to do in Hays

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Spas

Salida

— 1 night
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): do a tasting at Vino Salida Wine Cellars.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salida sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hays to Salida in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Salida is a bit cooler than Hays - with highs of 80°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Salida

Wineries
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Durango

— 2 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You've now added Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Salida to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Durango sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.