11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Cody, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

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Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Far View Sites and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Observation Point Trail, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Mesa Verde National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online visit planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are warmer (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

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.