12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Crater Lake National Park
— Few hours
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 day
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls and then cruise along Rim Dr.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park travel planner.

Sacramento to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in September: high temperatures in Crater Lake National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Vidae Falls ©
Vidae Falls

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 25th (Fri), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and stroll through Grinnell Glacier.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Glacier National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Glacier National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park vacation maker website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

1
day

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
On the 30th (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online tour itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Salt Lake City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Salt Lake City. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, with lows around 58°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

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