16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly to Cody, Drive to Thermopolis
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Thermopolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cody
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pray
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): engage your brain at Clark Planetarium, then contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, and then admire the striking features of Joseph Smith Memorial Building. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Park City Alpine Slide, then ride a horse along Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley, and then explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Detroit to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in July, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Thermopolis.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Thermopolis

— 2 nights
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, witness a stunning natural landmark at The Star Plunge, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs State Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Thermopolis in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, Thermopolis is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 29th (Thu), stop by Cowtown Candy Company, then admire the sheer force of The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, then get engrossed in the history at Plains Indian Museum, and finally examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cody tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thermopolis to Cody takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Thermopolis in July: highs in Cody hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cody in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pray.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Pray

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Chico Hot Springs and then explore the activities along Dailey Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pray online visit planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Pray by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Pray: highs are around 86°F and lows about 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Pray

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snake River and String Lake. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take some stellar pictures from Snake River Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and go for a walk through Potholes Turnout.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pray to Grand Teton National Park takes 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pray in August; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 78°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Park City Utah Summer Attractions, and then take an in-depth tour of Park City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine and then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online tour 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. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 92°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 67°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.