18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site.

Newport News to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Newport News in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 47°F and lows at 25°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Grand Teton National Park

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jenny Lake Trail, Lake Solitude, Cascade Canyon Trail, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Hermitage Point. Take a break from the city and head to Jackson Lake and Targhee National Forest. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, explore the stunning scenery at Death Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Snake River Overlook, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, with highs in Salt Lake City at 68°F and lows at 46°F. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

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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.
Get outdoors at Temple of Sinawava Trail and Pa'rus Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Watchman Trail and Hidden Canyon. Step out of Zion National Park to go to Virgin and see Zion Helicopters, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, see East Zion Jeep Tours, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and admire all the interesting features of Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 36°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Arches National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Delicate Arch and Devils Garden Trailhead. Get outdoors at Windows and Pine Tree Arch Trail. Step out of Arches National Park to go to Thompson and see Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, trek along Landscape Arch, and make a trip to Partition Arch.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Zion National Park to Arches National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, Arches National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Mesa Arch and Island in the Sky. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corona Arch and Wilson's Arch. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Potash Road, admire all the interesting features of Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, and admire the verdant scenery at Castle Valley.

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Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.