25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Cheyenne
— 1 night
3
Hot Springs
— 1 night
4
Lead
— 4 nights
5
Sheridan
— 1 night
6
Cody
— 2 nights
7
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
8
Ogden
— 1 night
9
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
10
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
11
Monticello
— 6 nights
12
Durango
— 1 night

2
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Denver Union Station as well as 16th Street Mall. On the 1st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, then get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver road trip app.

Brussels, Belgium to Denver is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels to Denver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Terry Bison Ranch as well as New Belgium Brewing Company. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, get a taste of life in the country at Terry Bison Ranch, then take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, then appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, and finally examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum.

Before you visit Cheyenne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Denver to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

New Belgium Brewing Company
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
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Cheyenne Depot Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum ©
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs travel route builder app.

Getting from Cheyenne to Hot Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cheyenne in August, you will find days in Hot Springs are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Lead.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Windcross Conservancy
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

4
nights
Lead

Lead ©
Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. You've added Mount Moriah Cemetery, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Deadwood Alive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Adams House.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lead tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Hot Springs to Lead in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In August in Lead, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sheridan.

Things to do in Lead

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deadwood, Spearfish, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©
Deadwood Alive ©
Deadwood Alive

1
night
Sheridan

Sheridan ©
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at The Blacktooth Brewing Company, immerse yourself in nature at Trail End State Historic Site, then take a peaceful walk through Bighorn National Forest, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Brinton Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sheridan vacation planner.

Getting from Lead to Sheridan by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lead in August, you will find days in Sheridan are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Sheridan

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

The Brinton Museum
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Bighorn National Forest ©
Bighorn National Forest
Trail End State Historic Site ©
Trail End State Historic Site
The Brinton Museum ©
The Brinton Museum

2
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cody Trolley Tours as well as Cody Firearms Museum. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, then take an in-depth tour of Old West Miniature Village and Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill State Park, and finally take a peaceful walk through Shoshone National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Wayne's Boot Shop, take in the local landmarks with Cody Trolley Tours, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, and finally make a trip to Pahaska Tepee.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cody trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Sheridan to Cody in 3 hours. When traveling from Sheridan in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cody, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cody

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone National Forest ©
Shoshone National Forest
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cody to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ogden.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Loop Road
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

1
night
Ogden

Ogden ©
Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10mi east of the Great Salt Lake and 40mi north of Salt Lake City. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogden online travel route planner.

You can fly from West Yellowstone to Ogden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from West Yellowstone, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Ogden, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Ogden

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Hill Aerospace Museum ©
Hill Aerospace Museum

2
nights
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 13th (Mon): pick up some new knowledge with Family History Library and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

Discover how to plan a Salt Lake City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ogden to Salt Lake City in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Family History Library ©
Family History Library

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Enstrom's, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, and finally visit Downtown Grand Junction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, do a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, learn about winemaking at Two Rivers Winery, then get outside with Rimrock Adventures, and finally appreciate the history behind Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial.

Make your Grand Junction itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in August since evenings lows in Grand Junction dip to 19°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monticello.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Palisade, Fruita, Colorado National Monument
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

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nights
Monticello

Monticello ©
Monticello is a city located in San Juan County, Utah, and is the county seat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monticello: Blanding (Natural Bridges National Monument & Goosenecks State Park), Bluff Fort Historic Site (in Bluff) and Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky, Mesa Arch, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Newspaper Rock Recreation Site, delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument, make a trip to Four Corners Monument, and take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monticello road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Monticello takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Monticello

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Blanding, Four Corners Monument, Moki Dugway, Bluff Fort Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

You can drive from Monticello to Durango in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monticello in August: high temperatures in Durango hover around 32°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Durango

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
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Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

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