11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
1
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at High Line Railroad Park, fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, then have fun and explore at Mountain Top Children's Museum, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Sally Barber Mine Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge online route maker .

Indianapolis to Breckenridge is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Breckenridge is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in October, you will find days in Breckenridge are cooler (47°F), and nights are little chillier (32°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sally Barber Mine Trail
Highlights from your plan
High Line Railroad Park ©
High Line Railroad Park
Sally Barber Mine Trail ©
Sally Barber Mine Trail
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Grand Junction takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Breckenridge in October; daily highs in Grand Junction reach 67°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Room Escape Games

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): trek along Chimney Rock Trail, then get outside with Notom Road Scenic Backway, then take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, and finally steep yourself in history at Behunin Cabin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Junction to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In October, Capitol Reef National Park is slightly colder than Grand Junction - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold
Behunin Cabin ©
Behunin Cabin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, then steep yourself in history at McCune Mansion, and finally get curious at Clark Planetarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City vacation maker website .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum
Clark Planetarium ©
Clark Planetarium
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

1
night
Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Idaho Falls road trip tool .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect Idaho Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Rexburg Idaho Temple
Highlights from your plan
Collector Corner Museum ©
Collector Corner Museum
Rexburg Idaho Temple ©
Rexburg Idaho Temple
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho ©
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): trek along Artist Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Artists’ Paintpots, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mystic Falls Trail, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip builder .

Drive from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Idaho Falls in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 19th (Sat), hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally stroll through Oxbow Bend. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Safari at Spring Creek Ranch - Private Trips, view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, then make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Seasons Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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