17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver tour builder .

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Denver. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

3
nights
Cody

Cody ©
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 10th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Chief Joseph Hwy, then take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, and then steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cody sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Cody in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cody: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Chief Joseph Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
Photography Tours

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Dragon's Mouth Springs and Fountain Paint Pot. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Biscuit Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mud Volcano, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and hike along Artist Point.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip site .

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cody in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 71°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland journey maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Portland in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are much warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pearl District ©
Pearl District

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Sonoma Coast State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Doran Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Calistoga online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Calistoga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Calistoga when traveling from Portland in August, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Doran Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Doran Beach ©
Doran Beach

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, then appreciate the history behind Powell Point, then take in a show at Hopi House, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Drive from Calistoga to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mohave Point ©
Mohave Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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