18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
3
Crested Butte
— 1 night
4
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
7
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dillon Reservoir and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Lily Pad Lake and Crown Hill Park. Step out of Denver to go to Georgetown and see Hotel de Paris Museum, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip builder.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Dillon Reservoir, Hotel de Paris Museum, Crown Hill Park, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Lily Pad Lake
Highlights from your plan
Lily Pad Lake ©
Lily Pad Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
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 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, thentake a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, thentake in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the activities along Sprague Lake, thenadmire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and then explore the activities along Bierstadt Lake.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Union Congregational Church, and then admire all the interesting features of Kebler Pass.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Crested Butte trip planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Crested Butte in 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, with highs in Crested Butte at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Union Congregational Church ©
Union Congregational Church

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 5th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, thenexplore the activities along Jenny Lake, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Oxbow Bend, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cunningham Cabin. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain, thenmake a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Antelope Flats.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Crested Butte to Jackson Hole. In August in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Jenny Lake Trail and Jackson Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Teton Park Road. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at String Lake.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. In August in Grand Teton National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
String Lake ©
String Lake
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. Get outdoors at Grand Loop Road and Artists’ Paintpots. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lone Star Geyser, and explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Beehive Geyser ©
Beehive Geyser

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get outdoors at Grinnell Glacier and Virginia Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Highline Trail and Iceberg Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, trek along Swiftcurrent Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park journey planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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