12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Three Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: New York City

1
day
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 7th (Tue): engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary app .

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler Historic Farm ©
Wheeler Historic Farm
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole travel planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Johnny Sack Cabin, immerse yourself in nature at Harriman State Park, and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Three Forks.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Island Park
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Harriman State Park ©
Harriman State Park

1
night
Three Forks

Three Forks ©
Three Forks is a city in Gallatin County, Montana, United States and is located within the watershed valley system of both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers drainage basins — and is historically considered the birthplace or start of the Missouri River. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Missouri Headwaters State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Three Forks trip tool .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Three Forks takes 2 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect Three Forks to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Three Forks

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, then take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports and then hike along Beehive Basin Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Three Forks to Bozeman in an hour. In August in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Gallatin Canyon ©
Gallatin Canyon

few
hours
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): have fun and explore at Museum of Natural Curiosity.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Bozeman to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Bozeman in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 92°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Museum of Natural Curiosity
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Natural Curiosity ©
Museum of Natural Curiosity

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