17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
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Naperville
— 1 day
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 day
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce
— 2 nights
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Kanab
— 1 night
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Park City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Naperville — 1 day

Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, and a suburb of Chicago. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Cantigny Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk Lot.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naperville day trip planning tool.

Chicago to Naperville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Naperville can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Denver.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Denver — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Flatirons and Forney Museum of Transportation. Get outdoors at Frisco Adventure Park and Estes Park Guided Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Flagstaff Mountain (in Boulder), Peak to Peak Scenic Byway (in Estes Park) and Peak 9 (in Breckenridge). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Naperville to Denver in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Naperville in January, with highs in Denver at 44°F and lows at 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Canyonlands National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park — 1 day

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park journey planner.

Fly from Denver to Canyonlands National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in February, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Arches National Park.
Nature · Parks

Arches National Park — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arches National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In February in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryce.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Bryce — 2 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
On the 6th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and then trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bryce online visit planner.

Drive from Arches National Park to Bryce in 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arches National Park in February: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 40°F and lows are around 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanab.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Kanab — 1 night

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and then immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kanab trip planner.

Getting from Bryce to Kanab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce in February; daily highs in Kanab reach 58°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Park City.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Park City — 1 night

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get outside with North Forty Escapes and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Backcountry Snowmobiling. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, then fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Park City online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kanab to Park City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kanab in February, with highs in Park City at 42°F and lows at 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. Visiting Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and Castle Geyser will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Park City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Park City - with highs of 28°F and lows of 4°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.