27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Bus to Austin, Fly to Canyon
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Canyon
— 1 night
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

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Canyon

— 1 night
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): ride a horse along Old West Stables, get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and finally make a trip to Combine City.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Canyon trip itinerary builder.

San Antonio to Canyon is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in July: high temperatures in Canyon hover around 92°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak - America's Mountain as well as ANA Money Museum. Visiting Helen Hunt Falls and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Eyrie Castle and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Adventures Out West, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and trek along Seven Bridges Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Canyon to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canyon in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and finally get great views at Milner Pass. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Chasm Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Estes Cone Hike.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Elk Mountain Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Geology and Main Street Square. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Custer (Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Custer State Park, &more) and Horse Thief Lake (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA and take in breathtaking views at Canyon Lake Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Rapid City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

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 in touch with nature at Jenny Lake Trail and Inspiration Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Taggart Lake. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, stroll through Blacktail Ponds Overlook, and take an in-depth tour of Murie Centre.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Rapid City to Grand Teton National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Grand Teton National Park is little chillier than Rapid City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Get in touch with nature at Upper Geyser Basin and Artists Paintpots. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron, hike along Observation Point Trail, take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Riverside Walk, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then trek along Kayenta Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Watchman Trail, grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, and then trek along Angel's Landing.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Navajo Loop Trail and Wall Street. Step off the beaten path and head to Sunset Point and Agua Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides, look for all kinds of wild species at Bryce Amphitheatre, explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park travel route builder website.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.