11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Indianapolis
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Moose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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Indianapolis

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Victory Field and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis itinerary builder app .

Chicago to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Victory Field ©
Victory Field

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Indianapolis in July, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get great views at Inspiration Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip site .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In July, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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 16th (Tue), cruise along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Moose.

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
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

1
night
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Snake River Overlook, admire all the interesting features of Oxbow Bend, then explore the striking landscape of String Lake, and finally admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moose online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moose takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Moose: highs are around 79°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Oxbow Bend
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hayden Valley and Grand Loop Road. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, explore and take pictures at Virginia Cascade Drive, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moose in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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