15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cody
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Sheridan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Denver
— 2 nights
End: Denver

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night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip itinerary tool .

Denver to Grand Junction is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Moab on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, trails, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and admire all the interesting features of Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moab online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Grand Junction to Moab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Moab are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City travel site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Museums Nature
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cody vacation planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Cody hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Sheridan.

Things to do in Cody

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Buffalo Bill Dam ©
Buffalo Bill Dam

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Sheridan

Sheridan ©
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. On the 8th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Shell Falls, steep yourself in history at Trail End State Historic Site, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bighorn National Forest.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sheridan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Sheridan takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cody in August, expect nights in Sheridan to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sheridan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Shell Falls ©
Shell Falls
Trail End State Historic Site ©
Trail End State Historic Site

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 9th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Cosmos Mystery Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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You can drive from Sheridan to Rapid City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Sheridan in August, Rapid City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 11th (Tue), have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, then get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Laramie County Public Library.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cheyenne trip planner .

Getting from Rapid City to Cheyenne by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rapid City in August, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Cheyenne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums
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Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

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nights
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 12th (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Crown Hill Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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