56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 7 nights
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Denver
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Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Page
— 11 nights
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Bryce
— 10 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Boston
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Chicago — 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've now added The 606 to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Riverwalk. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Riverwalk Lot in Naperville--about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: walk around Millennium Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago tour itinerary maker tool.

Boston to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Chicago is minus 1 hour. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Denver.
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Denver — 12 nights

Mile-High City

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.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Denver. You'll set off for Aspen on the 2nd (Fri).
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Aspen — 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Aspen reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Moab.
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Moab — 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Corona Arch and Slickrock Bike Trail. Visiting Park Avenue Trail and Arches National Park Scenic Drive will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions and view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moab online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Aspen in September, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 55°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Page.
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Page — 11 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseshoe Bend and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Powell and Lees Ferry. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) (in Kanab) and Grand Canyon National Park (Navajo Bridge & Point Imperial Drive). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Page travel route planner.

You can drive from Moab to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Moab in September since evenings lows in Page dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce.
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Bryce — 10 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Widtsoe Ghost Town and Escalante Heritage Center. Escape the urban bustle at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Get out of town with these interesting Bryce side-trips: Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Escalante Interagency Visitor Center (in Escalante). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Under-the-Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce route planner.

You can drive from Page to Bryce in 3 hours. Traveling from Page in September, expect nights in Bryce to be cooler, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Mueller State Park. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Rocky Mountain Food Tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

For maps and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel route planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Colorado Springs in 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in October; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 67°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hancock-Clarke House, then contemplate the long history of Buckman Tavern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Charlestown Navy Yard.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Boston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Boston. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Colorado Springs in October, with lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Utah travel guide

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The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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