12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 15​min
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Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Billings
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of Heard Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online visit planner .

Chicago to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Phoenix. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 105°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in Sedona at 89°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks
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Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 5th (Wed), get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Childrens Museums Museums
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Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 6th (Thu), have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Page day trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. In August, Page is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Photography Tours

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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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Page to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Step out of Grand Teton National Park to go to Cody and see Teton National Forest, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, and trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park holiday planning app .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Teton National Forest
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

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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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, make a trip to Artist Point, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Horseback Riding Tours
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. On the 15th (Sat), stop by Scheels.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Billings online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Billings by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Billings to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 58°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Billings

Shopping
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Scheels ©
Scheels

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