23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cody
— 1 night
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganado
— 1 night
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore by horseback at Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley, then examine the collection at Park City Utah Summer Attractions, and then stroll through Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salt Lake City is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

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 outdoors at Jenny Lake Trail and Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hermitage Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park travel route builder website.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

2
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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trek along Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

1
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Cody

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Whitney Western Art Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cody sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cody: highs are around 33°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

1
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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, hike along Yampa River Core Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get outside with Backdoor Sports, and then fly down the slopes at Mount Werner.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cody to Steamboat Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Cody in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Steamboat Springs, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, then examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver journey planning site.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crater Lake Trail and Castle Creek Road. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, hike along Grottos Trail, take in the architecture and design of Aspen Music Festival and School, and stroll through West Maroon Trail.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Aspen is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Aspen to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Santa Fe is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ganado.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites

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Ganado

Ganado is a chapter of the Navajo Nation and census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ganado trip planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Ganado in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Moab.

Things to do in Ganado

Historic Sites

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Mesa Arch and Windows. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Island in the Sky will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Devils Garden Trailhead & Sand Dune Arch). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ganado to Moab takes 4 hours. Traveling from Ganado in July, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

1
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, examine the collection at Pioneer Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of McCune Mansion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.