22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
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.
Grand Canyon North Rim has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hopi Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Desert View Watchtower and East Rim Drive. On the 3rd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip app .

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

7
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Biscuit Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Escape the urban bustle at Uncle Tom's Trail and Hayden Valley. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Antelope Island State Park and Golden Spike. The Tabernacle and Church Office Building will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Salt Lake City with an excursion to Timpanogos Cave National Monument in American Fork--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, Salt Lake City is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 92°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antelope Island State Park, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Golden Spike National Historic Site
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park

5
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Step out of the city life by going to Skyline Drive and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helen Hunt Falls and Red Rock Canyon. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Canon City
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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