11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 1 day
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Moab
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco

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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 29th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Calgary in September, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Syracuse.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
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Syracuse

— 1 day
Syracuse is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States, between the Great Salt Lake and Interstate 15, about north of Salt Lake City. For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Syracuse takes an hour. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Syracuse, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Moab on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Parks · Trails

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Syracuse to Moab with the Route module. When traveling from Syracuse in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Moab, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Monument Valley on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 3rd (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

Discover how to plan a Monument Valley trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 4th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point. Keep things going the next day: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park route planning app.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): cruise along Zion Shuttle.

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Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 27°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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.
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 22°C and lows at 0°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 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 October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You'll set off for Death Valley National Park on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Death Valley National Park

— 1 day

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.