26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Ogallala
— 1 night
3
Estes Park
— 4 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
5
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
6
Bryce Canyon City
— 4 nights
7
Zion National Park
— 4 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago trip maker tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. June in Chicago sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ogallala.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Ogallala

Ogallala ©
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Mansion on the Hill, thenexplore the activities along Lake McConaughy, and then explore the activities along Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area.

Plan trip to Ogallala with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Chicago to Ogallala in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chicago in June since evenings lows in Ogallala dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Ogallala

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area ©
Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
Mansion on the Hill ©
Mansion on the Hill

4
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Central City (Hidee Gold Mine & Grand Z Casino Hotel). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, and view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Estes Park travel route builder site.

You can drive from Ogallala to Estes Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June in Estes Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Central City, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Bells, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, and trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are colder, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Arches National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, make a trip to Partition Arch, and trek along Devils Garden Trailhead.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Arches National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Arches National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

4
nights
Bryce Canyon City

Bryce Canyon City ©
Bryce Canyon City, sometimes shown as Bryce on maps, is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon City is known for nightlife and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, and get great views at Sunrise Point.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon City trip maker.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon City in 5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, expect Bryce Canyon City to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

4
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, make a trip to Observation Point, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and hike along Angel's Landing.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryce Canyon City to Zion National Park. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon City in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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