21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
4
Boulder City
— 2 nights
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
7
Casper
— 2 nights
8
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Denver (Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Botanic Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

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

Omaha to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Omaha in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Denver
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), hike along Bright Angel Trail and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planning tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Get out of town with these interesting Joshua Tree National Park side-trips: Salvation Mountain (in Calipatria) and General George S. Patton Memorial Museum (in Chiriaco Summit). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, make a trip to Arch Rock, take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salvation Mountain, General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Keys View ©
Keys View

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
You've now added Hoover Dam to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Colorado River, see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, thenpause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder City trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Boulder City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nevada
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Helicopter Tours
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, thenmake a trip to Temple Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City route app.

Getting from Boulder City to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boulder City in June, with highs in Salt Lake City at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
On the 21st (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, thentrek along Jenny Lake Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, thentake a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park travel route builder website.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

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Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Casper side-trips: Douglas (Ayres Natural Bridge, Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Tate Geological Museum, hike along Platte River Trails, and contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Casper trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Casper with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June; daily highs in Casper reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Casper

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Douglas
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center ©
Platte River Trails ©
Platte River Trails
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, thencruise along Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bigfoot Pass Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, thenexplore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Casper to Badlands National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Casper in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Badlands National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook