21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: North Platte
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Fort Morgan
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
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Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Lamar
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Las Animas
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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La Junta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Mosca
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Trinidad
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Fort Garland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
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Alamosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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South Fork
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
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Silverton
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Ignacio
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
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Durango
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
18
Cortez
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
19
Bluff
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
20
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
21
Kayenta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
22
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  14 h 45 min
End: North Platte

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Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan ©
Fort Morgan is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Morgan County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Rainbow Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Fort Morgan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Jackson Lake State Park and then steep yourself in history at Sherman Street National Historic District.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Morgan online trip itinerary maker .

North Platte to Fort Morgan is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Fort Morgan due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Fort Morgan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Jackson Lake State Park
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Jackson Lake State Park ©
Jackson Lake State Park
Fort Morgan Museum ©
Fort Morgan Museum

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Granada

Granada
Granada is a Statutory Town in Prowers County, Colorado, United States. For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Granada road trip planning site .

You can drive from Fort Morgan to Granada in 4 hours. Traveling from Fort Morgan in July, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. You will leave for Lamar on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums

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Lamar

Lamar
Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Pike's Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Petrified Wood Gas Station.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lamar tour itinerary maker website .

Lamar is just a stone's throw from Granada. In July, daily temperatures in Lamar can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Animas.

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Las Animas

Las Animas ©
Las Animas is the Statutory City that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Bent County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Boggsville.

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Traveling by car from Lamar to Las Animas takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Junta.

Things to do in Las Animas

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boggsville ©
Boggsville

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La Junta

La Junta
La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Junta driving holiday planner .

La Junta is very close to Las Animas. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You will leave for Canon City on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in La Junta

Parks Nature Museums

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pikes Peak Center, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Colorado Jeep Tours, and other attractions. On the 16th (Thu), catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, trek along Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, then surround yourself with nature on Colorado Jeep Tours, and finally cruise along Skyline Drive.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canon City trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Morgan to Canon City takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Canon City

Nightlife

Side Trip

Pikes Peak Center
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Pikes Peak Center ©
Pikes Peak Center

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Off-Road Tours as well as Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to White Mountain Trading Post, then examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canon City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Canon City in July; daily highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve reach 83°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours

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Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Gators Reptile Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mosca trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mosca. July in Mosca sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park

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Trinidad

Trinidad
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Corazon Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad travel route builder app .

Drive from Mosca to Trinidad in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mosca in July, with highs in Trinidad at 89°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Garland.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums Shopping

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Fort Garland

Fort Garland ©
Fort Garland, Colorado, United States, was designed to house two companies of soldiers to protect settlers in the San Luis Valley, then in the Territory of New Mexico. On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Los Caminos Antiguos, make a trip to White Mountain Trading Post, and then examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Garland travel route app .

Drive from Trinidad to Fort Garland in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Trinidad in July, things will get a bit cooler in Fort Garland: highs are around 70°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alamosa.

Things to do in Fort Garland

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center ©
White Mountain Trading Post ©
White Mountain Trading Post

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Alamosa

Alamosa
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alamosa itinerary planning site .

Alamosa is just a short distance from Fort Garland. While traveling from Fort Garland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alamosa, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 48°F. You'll set off for South Fork on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks Wildlife Tours

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South Fork

South Fork ©
South Fork is a statutory town in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Tue), tee off at Rio Grande Club & Resort.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read South Fork trip tool .

Getting from Alamosa to South Fork by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Alamosa in July, you will find days in South Fork are colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Silverton.

Things to do in South Fork

Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Rio Grande Club & Resort ©
Rio Grande Club & Resort

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Silverton

Silverton
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Silverton trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Fork to Silverton takes 3.5 hours. In July, Silverton is somewhat warmer than South Fork - with highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. You've now added San Juan ATV tours to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer, and delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 81°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
River Rafting & Tubing

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Ignacio

Ignacio ©
The Town of Ignacio is a Statutory Town in La Plata County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): try to win big at Sky Ute Casino and then see the interesting displays at Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ignacio trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Ignacio in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Durango.

Things to do in Ignacio

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
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Sky Ute Casino ©
Sky Ute Casino
Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center ©

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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.
When in Durango, make a side trip to see Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, approximately Aztec away. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at San Juan National Forest. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, stroll through Animas River Trail, and shop like a local with Earthen Vessel Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

Drive from Ignacio to Durango in an hour. July in Durango sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Aztec Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Mesa Verde Tour Experience and Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center. On the 28th (Tue), get insight into ancient worlds with Mesa Verde Tour Experience, then delve into the distant past at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace and then get answers to all your questions at Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park online holiday planner .

Drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. July in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cortez.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center ©

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Cortez

Cortez
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument, then delve into the distant past at Towac Visitor Center, then admire the masterpieces at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the wide-open spaces of Majestic Dude Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum., and then take an in-depth tour of The Anasazi Heritage Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cortez online vacation planner .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Cortez in an hour. August in Cortez sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bluff.

Things to do in Cortez

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bluff driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cortez to Bluff in 1.5 hours. In July in Bluff, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Bluff

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Cow Canyon Trading Post ©
Cow Canyon Trading Post

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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 30th (Thu): cruise along Moki Dugway.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Mexican Hat vacation maker tool .

Mexican Hat is very close to Bluff. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will leave for Kayenta on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
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Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

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Kayenta

Kayenta is a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the views at Mystery Valley and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kayenta road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mexican Hat to Kayenta takes an hour. Traveling from Mexican Hat in July, things will get a bit warmer in Kayenta: highs are around 98°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kayenta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Off-Road Tours, Mystery Valley
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Mystery Valley ©
Mystery Valley

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Desert View Watchtower has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mexican Hat to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mexican Hat in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kayenta.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

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