16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Jensen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Yampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Buena Vista
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Montrose
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
6
Mexican Hat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Denver

2
nights
Jensen

Jensen ©
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Josie Morris Cabin. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Quarry Exhibit Hall, then explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, and then delve into the distant past at Dinosaur National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jensen trip planning site.

Denver to Jensen is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Jensen

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument
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Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument
Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Upheaval Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at RedRock Astronomy.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Moab holiday maker.

You can drive from Jensen to Moab in 3.5 hours. In August, Moab is a bit warmer than Jensen - with highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Yampa.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Canyonlands National Park
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Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome

2
nights
Yampa

Yampa ©
Yampa is a Statutory Town in Routt County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Stagecoach State Park. On the next day, trek along Devil's Causeway Hike.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yampa trip builder website.

You can drive from Moab to Yampa in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, expect nights in Yampa to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Yampa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Stagecoach State Park
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Stagecoach State Park ©
Stagecoach State Park
Devil's Causeway Hike ©
Devil's Causeway Hike

4
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Get some cultural insight at Vino Salida Wine Cellars and Temple Israel. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Take a break from Buena Vista with a short trip to Mount Elbert in Leadville, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company, and experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Yampa to Buena Vista in 3 hours. While traveling from Yampa, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montrose.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Leadville, Elevation Beer Company, Vino Salida Wine Cellars
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Zipline
Climbing Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Montrose Botanic Gardens and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Mountain West.

Discover how to plan a Montrose trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Buena Vista to Montrose in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in August, with highs in Montrose at 34°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Montrose

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Montrose Botanic Gardens ©
Montrose Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mexican Hat trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Montrose to Mexican Hat in 4.5 hours. In August in Mexican Hat, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bluff Fort Historic Site, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Goosenecks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

3
nights
Durango

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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Durango Community Recreation Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Animas River and The Colorado Trail. There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durango online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mexican Hat to Durango takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mexican Hat in August, with highs in Durango at 32°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Animas River ©
Animas River
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail

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