10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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 out of the city life by going to Gibbon Falls and Upper Geyser Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at S Rim Trail and Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, trek along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Stanley journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Stanley. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Stanley: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stanley to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Stanley in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moab planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Moab in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in August; daily highs in Moab reach 92°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Arch
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Moab 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 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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