30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mud Volcano and Midway Geyser Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Fountain Paint Pot and Lower Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 42°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yaki Point. Get some cultural insight at Hermit's Rest and Yavapai Geology Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, cruise along East Rim Drive, trek along Hermit Trail, and get great views at Lookout Studio.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 62°F and 26°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Leigh Lake and then cruise along Teton Park Road.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are little chillier (48°F), and nights are about the same (26°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Arches National Park

— 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Windows and Landscape Arch. Step off the beaten path and head to Double Arch and Arches National Park Scenic Drive. The adventure continues: stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, trek along Park Avenue Trail, and don't miss a visit to Partition Arch.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Arches National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in April, with highs in Arches National Park at 67°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Zion National Park

— 6 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Visiting Zion National Park and Watchman Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Pine Creek Canyon, explore the activities along Taylor Creek, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Zion National Park route planning website.

Drive from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 4 nights
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Visiting Mesa Arch and Little Wild Horse Canyon will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Island in the Sky and Upheaval Dome. Step out of Canyonlands National Park with an excursion to Off-Road & ATV Trails in Capitol Reef National Park--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Shafer Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail, and get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park day trip planning app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.