8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
2
Durango
— 1 night
3
Cortez
— 1 night
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
5
Moab
— 1 night
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

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Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Crown Hill Park ©
Crown Hill Park

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), hike along The Colorado Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thentake in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and finally make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Durango sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Denver to Durango by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Durango. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cortez.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Trails
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument, delve into the distant past at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, thenget a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cortez trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Durango to Cortez in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cortez are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Cortez Cultural Center ©
Cortez Cultural Center

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Wildcat Trail, thenexamine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley road trip site.

You can drive from Cortez to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Monument Valley are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Trails
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Turret Arch
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Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Fri), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, thenstep off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, thenvisit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Moab in July: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, make a trip to Olmsted Point, thencruise along Tioga Pass, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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