17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Train
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly
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Austin
— 1 night
Fly

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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hudson River Greenway will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, step off the mainland to explore Governors Island, and take a stroll through Times Square.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Wed), explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road, and then take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New York City to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are cooler (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Firehole Canyon Drive. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, then stroll through Delicate Arch, and finally stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Arches National Park at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally stroll through Queen's Garden Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arches National Park in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trek along Angel's Landing and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 59°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, then admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver attractions planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Denver, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Denver to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Austin by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Santa Fe to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Austin is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.