12 days in Yellowstone National Park, Arches National Park & Salt Flat Itinerary

12 days in Yellowstone National Park, Arches National Park & Salt Flat Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Canyonlands Field, Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Salt Flat
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Salt Flat
— 2 nights
Drive to Midland International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport

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Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online route builder.

Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally hike along Fiery Furnace.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. In September, Arches National Park is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Flat.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Salt Flat

— 2 nights
Salt Flat is a ghost town in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. On the 29th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Hall Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Flat trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arches National Park to Salt Flat. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Salt Flat. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Flat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip