12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Carousel of Happiness will thrill your kids. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Golden History Museum & Park (in Golden), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Estes Park). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Downtown Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver sightseeing planning app .

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Denver, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, River Rafting & Tubing, Horseback Riding Tours, Carousel of Happiness, Golden History Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Horseback Riding Tours
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
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 27th (Thu): engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally meet the residents at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 89°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium ©
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Joseph Smith Memorial Building ©
Joseph Smith Memorial Building

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 28th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, push the limits with an extreme tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moab trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Moab, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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