12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
night
Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip builder site .

Denver to Moab is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll set off for Arches National Park on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
You've now added Delicate Arch to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, then explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tower Arch. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, hike along Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, then hike along Fiery Furnace, and finally make a trip to Partition Arch.

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You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park and then hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

2
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Step out of the city life by going to White Rim Trail and Cave Spring. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mesa Arch and White Rim Road. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Island in the Sky, stroll through Pothole Point Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Great Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip website .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September; daily highs in Canyonlands National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook
Elephant Hill ©
Elephant Hill

few
hours
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 see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip planning app .

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Salt Lake City by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be much colder, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors Trails Scenic Drive

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.
Visiting Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Dragon's Mouth Springs will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Firehole River and Tower Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, and hike along Artist Point.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

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