9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Jackson
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along Mariposa Grove.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Boston to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), trek along South Kaibab Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planning tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Highline Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 40°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

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.