10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Fly to Laramie, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Laramie, Fly to Jackson
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): trek along Emerald Lake Trail and then explore the activities along Bear Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Little Rock to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Rocky Mountain National Park is little chillier than Little Rock - with highs of 70°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 4 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Yellowstone National Park (Kepler Cascades, Blue Star Spring, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art, take in the exciting artwork at Rare Jackson Hole Gallery, get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, and take in the views from Snake River Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Jackson Hole in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in May: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Art at the Main Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in May; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 72°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Park Point, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

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You can fly from Salt Lake City to Mesa Verde National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Mesa Verde National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

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.