18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amityville
Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 30​min
2
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  27​h
End: Amityville

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), trek along Bass Lake Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at International Wolf Center, and then examine the collection at North American Bear Center. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Trezona Trail, admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vermilion Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ely trip maker tool .

Amityville to Ely is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amityville to Ely. In August, Ely is slightly colder than Amityville - with highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Big Sky.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, Vermilion Falls
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International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
Bass Lake Trail ©
Bass Lake Trail

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports and then stroll through Beehive Basin Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lava Lake Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sky trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Ely to Big Sky takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ely to Big Sky. Traveling from Ely in August, Big Sky is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Lava Lake Trail
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The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Big Sky in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then hike along Rim Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Montezuma Well. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Sedona reach 89°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Montezuma Well
Highlights from your plan
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Park Avenue Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Moab in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Park Avenue Trail
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the striking landscape at Roxborough State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denver online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Moab to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moab in August; daily highs in Denver reach 85°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cherry Creek State Park, Roxborough State Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

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