14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Hays
— 1 night
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Vail
— 2 nights
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Fort Collins
— 1 night
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Cheyenne
— 2 nights
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North Platte
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 1 night
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Hays

— 1 night
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Merci Boxcar as well as The Golden Q. On the 15th (Sun), join in the after-dark buzz at The Golden Q.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hays road trip app.

Kansas City to Hays is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. In August, daily temperatures in Hays can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Hays

Nightlife · Museums

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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.
You've added Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Left Hand Brewing Company, Colorado Railroad Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mines Museum of Earth Science and Museo De Las Americas. Step off the beaten path and head to Glen Eyrie Castle and Art District on Santa Fe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Michael Garman Museum & Gallery (in Colorado Springs) and Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hays to Denver takes 5 hours. Traveling from Hays to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hays in August, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Vail

— 2 nights

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Barney Ford Victorian House, Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness, Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Forest, see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, then get outside with Mountain Angler, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mayflower Gulch, get interesting insight from Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mineral Belt Trail, and finally sample the fine beverages at Breckenridge Distillery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vail journey planner.

Getting from Denver to Vail by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Fort Collins

— 1 night
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
You've added Jessup Farm Artisan Village, New Belgium Brewing Company, Social, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, then wander the streets of Jessup Farm Artisan Village, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Social.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vail to Fort Collins takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Vail in August, you will find days in Fort Collins are much warmer (86°F), and nights are a bit warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Cheyenne

— 2 nights
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center, Big Boy Steam Engine and Cheyenne Depot Museum. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Nelson Museum of the West, then get answers to all your questions at Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center, then get a taste of life in the country at Terry Bison Ranch, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Cowgirls of the West Museum, examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then don't miss a visit to Big Boy Steam Engine, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Danielmark's Brewery and Tap Room.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cheyenne trip maker.

Drive from Fort Collins to Cheyenne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

North Platte

— 2 nights
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lincoln County Historical Museum, Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center and Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at Lincoln County Historical Museum, then stop by Fort Cody Trading Post, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Lake Maloney State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, then get all the information you need at Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, then examine the collection at Cody Park Railroad Museum, and finally stroll around Cody Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the North Platte vacation website.

Drive from Cheyenne to North Platte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in North Platte sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. You've added The Starlite Lounge, Deer Springs Winery, Sheldon Museum of Art, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, learn about winemaking at Deer Springs Winery, then admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum of Art, then join in the after-dark buzz at The Starlite Lounge, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Other Room.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lincoln, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Lincoln sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nightlife · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

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.