21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to Tampa

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, cruise along Little River Road, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, and trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a bit cooler than Tampa - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 4 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 27th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 4 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. And it doesn't end there: trek along Angel's Landing, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and get great views at Observation Point.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park vacation builder.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then go for a walk through Potholes Turnout, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park travel planning website.

Getting from Zion National Park to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

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 November: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 33°F and lows are around 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Glacier National Park — 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Avalanche Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park journey planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°F and 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 nights

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and then take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Denali National Park and Preserve in 12 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Denali National Park and Preserve, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in November; daily highs in Denali National Park and Preserve reach 29°F and lows reach 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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