10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Afton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Indianapolis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website .

Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 47°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
On the 13th (Sun), go for a walk through Cunningham Cabin, then identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Antelope Flats, and finally take a memorable drive along Moose Wilson Road.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Afton.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Moose Wilson Road
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Moose Wilson Road ©
Moose Wilson Road
Cunningham Cabin ©
Cunningham Cabin

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Afton

Afton ©
Afton is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to World's Largest Intermittent Spring, don't miss a visit to World's Largest Elkhorn Arch, and then pause for some serene contemplation at LDS Star Valley Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Afton travel route tool .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Afton by car takes about 2 hours. October in Afton sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Afton

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
LDS Star Valley Temple ©
LDS Star Valley Temple
World's Largest Elkhorn Arch ©
World's Largest Elkhorn Arch

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Idaho Potato Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, then don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Idaho.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Idaho Falls itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Afton to Idaho Falls takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Idaho Falls when traveling from Afton in October, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Idaho Potato Museum
Highlights from your plan
Idaho Potato Museum
Idaho Potato Museum
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park ©
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salt Lake City using our trip planner.

Fly from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Idaho Falls in October, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, then steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, and finally trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Capitol Reef National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, things will get slightly colder in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip tool .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Grand Junction in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, Grand Junction is somewhat warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along McCullough Gulch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Sports, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge travel route website .

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Breckenridge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in October, you will find days in Breckenridge are cooler (47°F), and nights are slightly colder (32°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Boreas Pass Road ©
Boreas Pass Road
Room Escape Games
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek State Park, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Breckenridge in October, with highs in Denver at 67°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cherry Creek State Park, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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