11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
4
Great Falls
— 2 nights
5
Traverse City
— 1 night
6
Chicago
— 2 nights

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Memphis to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Memphis in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): browse the different shops at Gardner Village, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 8.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Gardner Village
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Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Gardner Village ©
Gardner Village

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 8th (Thu), trek along River's Edge Trail, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, thentake an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, and finally tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls day trip site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Great Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Great Falls: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Great Falls

Outdoors Nightlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Valley View Garden Golf ©
Valley View Garden Golf
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

1
night
Traverse City

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): experience rural life at The Iris Farm, thenrelax in the rural setting at Buchan's Blueberry Hill, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

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

Traveling by flight from Great Falls to Traverse City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Falls to Traverse City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Falls in October, Traverse City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Breweries & Distilleries
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Buchan's Blueberry Hill ©
Buchan's Blueberry Hill
The Iris Farm ©
The Iris Farm

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 11th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, stroll through Millennium Park, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, thendon't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Getting from Traverse City to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Traverse City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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