12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy some friendly competition at Lucky Strike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Phoenix Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

Plan my day in Phoenix using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Chicago to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, you will find days in Phoenix are warmer (105°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sedona sightseeing website.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Sedona is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 89°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), trek along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rim Trail and then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Page

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.
On the 9th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip builder app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Page reach 93°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Salt Lake City

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.
On the 10th (Mon), meet the residents at Tracy Aviary, then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, then stroll through Temple Square, and finally engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Page to Salt Lake City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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Grand Teton National Park

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 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.