15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Zion National Park
— 3 nights


Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as West Thumb Geyser Basin and Black Sand Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, trek along Mystic Falls Trail, and stroll through Observation Point Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park route planner.

Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Step out of the city life by going to 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Taggart Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake.

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

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway and Fishing Charters & Tours. Appreciate the collections at Joseph Smith Memorial Building and Pioneer Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi), Provo (Museum of Art at Brigham Young University & Provo City Center Temple) and Ogden (Utah State Railroad Museum, Union Station, &more). There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and contemplate the long history of McCune Mansion.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online trip planner.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Observation Point and Kayenta Trail. Get in touch with nature at Riverside Walk and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Checkerboard Mesa, admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, Zion National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.