8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 day
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
4
Jensen
— Few hours
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Rock Springs
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights

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Salt Lake City

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip maker.

Chicago to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 70°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, make a trip to Partition Arch, explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Delicate Arch
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Double Arch
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Fiery Furnace
4.8

1
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Grand Junction

Grand Junction
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. To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Junction visit planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. July in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 64°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Jensen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

few
hours
Jensen

Jensen ©
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. On the 26th (Fri), contemplate the long history of McKee Springs Petroglyphs, don't miss a visit to Cub Creek Petroglyphs, then explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, and finally appreciate the history behind Quarry Exhibit Hall.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jensen road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Jensen takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Jensen when traveling from Grand Junction in July, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Jensen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Natural History Museum
Quarry Exhibit Hall
4.8

1
night
Rock Springs

Rock Springs
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rock Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Jensen to Rock Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Jensen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rock Springs, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 55°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

2
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Upper Geyser Basin, Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through North Rim Trail, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Rock Springs to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rock Springs in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Observation Point Trail
4.5
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Hot Spring
Upper Geyser Basin
4.9

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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.
Jenny Lake Overlook has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then get great views at Jenny Lake Overlook, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Leigh Lake and then admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Glacier View Turnout
4.7
Waterfall
Hidden Falls
4.8

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