12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Palisade
— 1 night
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Drive to Grand Junction Regional Airport, Fly to McCarran International Airport, Drive to Seligman
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Seligman
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights

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Salt Lake City

— 1 day

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 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at McCune Mansion, examine the collection at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and then examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip builder site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Salt Lake City. In May, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites

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 5th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, then hike along Observation Point Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool, and finally get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone 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 cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and finally explore the activities along Leigh Lake.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Palisade

— 1 night
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to The Blue Pig Gallery, then pause for some photo ops at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, then hike along Kokopelli's Trail, and finally do a tasting at Debeque Canyon Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palisade trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Palisade with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, expect Palisade to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seligman.

Things to do in Palisade

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seligman

— 1 night
Seligman is a census-designated place (CDP) on the northern border of Yavapai County, in northwestern Arizona, the United States.The population was 456 at the 2000 census.GeographySeligman is located at, at 5240ft in elevation, alongside the Big Chino Wash, in a northern section of Chino Valley. On the 8th (Sat), look for gifts at The Rusty Bolt and then examine the collection at Return to the 50s.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seligman trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palisade to Seligman. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palisade in May, with highs in Seligman at 67°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Seligman

Museums · Shopping

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get outside with The Subway, then hike along Kayenta Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of Kolob Terrace Road.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Seligman to Zion National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Seligman, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 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 10th (Mon), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Widtsoe Ghost Town and then get great views at Fairyland Point. On your second day here, get great views at Farview Point, then take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon, and finally explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen.

Before you visit Bryce Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at John M. Browning Firearms Museum, examine the collection at Utah State Railroad Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic 25th Street. On the next day, hike along Lake Blanche Trail, then hit the slopes at Little Cottonwood Canyon, and then get some jogging in at City Creek Canyon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 72°F and lows about 51°F.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.