15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night

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Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then get a new perspective on things with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, then identify plant and animal life at Ana's Grand Excursions, and finally make a trip to Town Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole travel planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Jackson Hole. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Teton National Park can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Grand Teton has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Faithful and Observation Point Trail. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, hike along Trout Lake Trail, don't miss a visit to Petrified Tree, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then see what you can catch with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder site.

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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Salt Lake City to be much hotter, temps between 95°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Arches National Park

— 1 day

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally stroll through Windows.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park driving holiday app.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally trek along Pothole Point Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Step House, then explore the ancient world of Long House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Far View Sites.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 90°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. July in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning app.

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 moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 81°F.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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