36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Louisville
— 5 nights
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Cody
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Cody
— 5 nights
Fly
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Durango
— 5 nights
Fly to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Drive to Cuyahoga Falls
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Cuyahoga Falls
— 1 day
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Drive to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Uncle Tom's Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive. Step off the beaten path and head to Beehive Geyser and Fountain Paint Pot. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Falls.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip tool.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Canyon Trail Rides and Sunset Point. Family-friendly places like Agua Canyon and Ponderosa Canyon will thrill your kids. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Under-the-Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park route maker.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, Bryce Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 3 nights

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 1st (Mon): cruise along Zion Shuttle. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park route builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Grand View Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amphitheater Lake and Snake River. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Willow Flats Overlook, and see the interesting displays at Murie Centre.

Planning Grand Teton National Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 78°F and lows are around 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Louisville.
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Louisville — 5 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and Kentucky Kingdom. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marengo Cave and Cave Hill Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Fat Man's Misery (in Mammoth Cave National Park), Indiana Caverns (in Corydon) and NCM Motorsports Park (in Bowling Green). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, and walk around Louisville Waterfront Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Louisville day trip planning website.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Louisville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Louisville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Louisville: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Double Arch and Windows. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and hike along Landscape Arch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Louisville to Arches National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Louisville to Arches National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in August, you will find days in Arches National Park are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are slightly colder (63°F). On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cody.
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Cody — 5 nights

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Beartooth Hwy and Buffalo Bill Dam. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cody Firearms Museum and Buffalo Bill State Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, take in the dramatic scenery at The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, and explore and take pictures at Bear Tooth Pass Hwy.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cody trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Cody takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arches National Park in August: high temperatures in Cody hover around 79°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Durango.
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Durango — 5 nights

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and Zipline. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at James Ranch and Off-Road Tours. Explore Durango's surroundings by going to Diamond Hitch Stables (in Pagosa Springs) and Majestic Dude Ranch (in Mancos). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Animas River, trek along Animas Mountain Trail, grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durango itinerary website.

Getting from Cody to Durango by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cuyahoga Falls.
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Cuyahoga Falls — 1 day

Cuyahoga Falls is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. On the 27th (Sat), get outside with Crooked River Adventures, then make a splash at Waterworks Park, and then stroll around High Bridge Glens.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cuyahoga Falls trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Durango to Cuyahoga Falls. The time zone difference when traveling from Durango to Cuyahoga Falls is 2 hours. Traveling from Durango in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cuyahoga Falls, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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