9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  3 h
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Salida
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Montrose
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Ouray
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
5
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Page
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Las Vegas
— Few hours
End: Las Vegas

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Salida

Salida
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salida trip itinerary builder.

Denver to Salida is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Salida dip to 50°F. You'll set off for Montrose on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Montrose

Montrose
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montrose trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salida to Montrose takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salida in June: highs in Montrose hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 54°F. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Montrose

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
You've now added Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Montrose to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes an hour. June in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Ouray.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Box Canyon Waterfall & Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), test the waters at Ouray Hot Springs Pool, then walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray road trip site.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Ouray takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Ouray: highs are around 72°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Ouray Hot Springs Pool ©
Ouray Hot Springs Pool
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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Durango

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Million Dollar Highway as well as Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Durango tour planning website.

Drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Durango: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balcony House as well as Cliff Palace. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace and then steep yourself in history at Balcony House.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park attractions app.

Drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. June in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as well as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lake Powell trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Lake Powell takes 9 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, you will find days in Lake Powell are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are warmer (69°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Utah
Highlights from your plan
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument ©
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip maker app.

Getting from Lake Powell to Page by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Page are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Zion National Park has been added to your itinerary.

Plan my day in Kanab using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Page to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Page in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Kanab. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canyon Trail Rides as well as North Rim Visitor Center.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. In June, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Kanab - with highs of 85°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (103°F), and nights are warmer (77°F). You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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