19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Big Sky
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 5 nights
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sky journey planner.

Norfolk to Big Sky is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk to Big Sky is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Norfolk in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Big Sky: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 32°F at night. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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 Canyon of the Yellowstone has been added to your itinerary.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature
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Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive as well as Amphitheater Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Wind River Flyfitter and Cascade Canyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Teton National Park: Linn Canyon Ranch (in Victor) and Dubois (Dubois Badlands, Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, take in the views from Snake River Bridge, and explore the activities along Snake River.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (28°F). You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, admire all the interesting features of Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online route planner.

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. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (61°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on East Zion Jeep Tours, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, then trek along Watchman Trail, then see a world frozen in time at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), and finally see the world from above with Zion Helicopters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): cruise along Kolob Terrace Road, stroll through Kayenta Trail, then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally hike along Riverside Walk.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sego Canyon Petroglyphs and Cisco Ghosttown. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyonlands National Park (Syncline Loop & Great Gallery). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and hike along Devils Garden Trailhead.

Discover how to plan a Arches National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Arches National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in October since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 42°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Suncrest Orchard Alpacas, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area, and then contemplate the long history of Cross Orchards Historic Site.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Junction online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Grand Junction takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

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.