11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Keystone
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Keystone tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Keystone is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 37°F and 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Keystone to Grand Canyon National Park in 17 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 20th (Wed), trek along The Narrows.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with highs in Zion National Park at 52°F and lows at 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, stroll through Elephant Back Mountain, and take in the awesome beauty at Roaring Mountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, taxi, and shuttle. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in January, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 23°F and lows at 1°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.