18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

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 Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Detroit to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Detroit to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

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 30th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, hike along Taggart Lake, then take in the views from Snake River Bridge, and finally take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

2
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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 2nd (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): trek along Double Arch, then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally trek along Fiery Furnace.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

1
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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 5th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum and then get your game on at Urban Axes Austin. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning website.

You can fly from Arches National Park to Austin in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Austin, with lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and finally take in the history at Mission San Jose. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio route planning tool.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in July, with highs in Nashville at 90°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies will thrill your kids. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to Zipline in Hartford, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: cool off at Dollywood, get in on the family fun at River Romp, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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