18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Moose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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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.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Denver is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Denver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Trails Outdoors Parks

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nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows, trek along Double Arch, and then admire all the interesting features of Delicate Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, hike along Landscape Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Denver to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arches National Park, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Fisher Towers and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Fisher Towers
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Fisher Towers ©
Fisher Towers

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in September, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 9th (Mon), have fun at Battlefield Vegas and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Salt Lake City to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument

1
night
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Amphitheater Lake, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and then stroll through Jenny Lake Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moose vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Salt Lake City to Moose with the Route module. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Moose, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Artist Point and Lamar Valley. Escape the urban bustle at Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Moose to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moose in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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