12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Missoula
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 58°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Safari at Spring Creek Ranch - Private Trips and then get outside with Teton Backcountry Rentals.

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Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in September: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 38°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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 23rd (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally explore the activities along Firehole River. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip builder.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Missoula

— 5 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Bison Range and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: Stevensville (St. Mary's Peak & Kootenai Creek Trail) and Morrell Falls National Recreation Trail (in Seeley Lake). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, admire the majestic nature at Travelers' Rest State Park, stroll through McCormick Park, and learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center.

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Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Missoula by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Missoula to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online vacation maker.

Getting from Missoula to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Missoula in October; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.