11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Chicago

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road. On the next day, get great views at Observation Point Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Moose.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Snake River Overlook, make a trip to Oxbow Bend, then explore the striking landscape of String Lake, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moose trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Moose takes 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moose, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moose

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Oxbow Bend
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
String Lake ©
String Lake

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, then don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Moose to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moose in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 21st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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