12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Boise
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
7
Custer
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs tour itinerary builder tool .

Newark to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Glenwood Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Glenwood Springs to be much colder, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, admire all the interesting features of Delicate Arch, then trek along Double Arch, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moab day trip planner .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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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 28th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally stop by Harmons City Creek.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City sightseeing planner .

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. August in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): hike along Boise River Greenbelt, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, then ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Boise Escape.

Before you visit Boise, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Boise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Boise sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Boise to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Boise in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 4th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer online itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Custer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Custer when traveling from Jackson Hole in September, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Crazy Horse Memorial, Bear Country USA, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

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