26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  12 h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Saratoga
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cody
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
7
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Crestone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: London

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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver travel tool.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Denver is minus 7 hours. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, Cherry Creek State Park, St Mary's Glacier
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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.
On the 24th (Mon), trek along Flattop Mountain Trail, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, thenexplore and take pictures at Old Fall River Road, and finally explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park route planner.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Saratoga.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

1
night
Saratoga

Saratoga
Saratoga is a town in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. On the 26th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Hobo Hot Pool.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saratoga attractions tool.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Saratoga in 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September: high temperatures in Saratoga hover around 25°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Saratoga

Nature Parks

3
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.
Visiting Grand Teton and Teton Park Road will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Oxbow Bend and Leigh Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon Trail & Teton Point Turnout). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Moose Wilson Road.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole route tool.

Drive from Saratoga to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Biscuit Basin and Fountain Paint Pot. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: trek along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

Start your trip to Yellowstone National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Fountain Paint Pot ©
Fountain Paint Pot

4
nights
Cody

Cody ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Buffalo Bill State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to The Buffalo Bill Reservoir and Old Trail Town. Change things up with a short trip to Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary in Red Lodge (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dead Indian Summit Overlook and learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody road trip website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Cody to be a bit warmer, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Cody

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir ©
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Buffalo Bill State Park ©
Buffalo Bill State Park

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path, explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and then take a stroll through The Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Waneka Lake Park and then learn about winemaking at BookCliff Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boulder road trip planning website.

Getting from Cody to Boulder by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Cody, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Boulder, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Crestone.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Waneka Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Waneka Lake Park ©
Waneka Lake Park
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
The Hill ©
The Hill

3
nights
Crestone

Crestone ©
The Town of Crestone is a Statutory Town in Saguache County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the striking features of Bishop Castle and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Mission: Wolf and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Crestone road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Boulder to Crestone in 4 hours. Traveling from Boulder in October, expect Crestone to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 0°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Crestone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Bishop Castle, Mission: Wolf
Highlights from your plan
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
Mission: Wolf ©
Mission: Wolf
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. On the next day, learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Crestone to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. In October, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Crestone - with highs of 22°C and lows of 4°C. You'll set off for Denver on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle
River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and then explore the striking landscape at Roxborough State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denver tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Roxborough State Park
Highlights from your plan
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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