20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 day
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Denver

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Thu), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver trip website.

Savannah to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Savannah in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the fascinating landscape at High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mosca Pass Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Denver in July, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Long House, delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, then hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park. In July, Mesa Verde National Park is somewhat warmer than Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - with highs of 90°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then hike along Windows, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Tunnel Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, and finally stroll through Fiery Furnace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip app.

Getting from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hike along Navajo Loop Trail and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the next day, trek along The Narrows.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 59°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center, then don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sedona tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 92°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phoenix trip builder app.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 106°F and 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 day
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 18th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Phoenix in July since evenings lows in Joshua Tree National Park dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 19th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip maker.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.