12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Houston
Fly + Drive:  9​h
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Houston

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Monument Valley is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Monument Valley is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get much colder in Monument Valley: highs are around 40°F and lows about 20°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Salt Lake City.

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Nature Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

2
days
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol and then hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then browse the collection at Family History Library, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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Deer Valley Resort
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Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

4
days
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and admire the local landmark of Fountain Paint Pot.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Teton National Park.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
days
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Jenny Lake
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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