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 2nd (Fri): engage your brain at Clark Planetarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, and then engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Park City Alpine Slide, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley, and then take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip maker site.

Detroit to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Thermopolis

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

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thermopolis trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Thermopolis by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get slightly colder in Thermopolis: highs are around 76°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow 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 7th (Wed), stop by Cowtown Candy Company, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, then see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cody road trip website.

Traveling by car from Thermopolis to Cody takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Thermopolis in July, expect nights in Cody to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time 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 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

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

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cody in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pray.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Pray

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Chico Hot Springs and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dailey Lake.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Pray online route maker.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Pray in 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Pray at 88°F and lows at 52°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Inspiration Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mormon Row Historic District and Cascade Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, take some stellar pictures from Snake River Overlook, and hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Pray to Grand Teton National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Pray in July, things will get little chillier in Grand Teton National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): cast your line 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. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine and then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 70°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · 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.