40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Island Park
— 7 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 5 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 6 nights
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Grain Valley
— 2 nights
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Island Park

— 7 nights
Island Park is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Island Park: Virginia City (Virginia City National Historic Landmark, Boothill Cemetery, &more), Ennis (Willies Distillery & Ennis Lion's Club Park) and Nevada City Ghost Town (in Nevada City). There's lots more to do: walk around Harriman State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Grand Teton Brewing Company, get outside with Island Park Adventures, LLC, and sample the fine beverages at Grand Teton Distillery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Island Park using our trip planner.

Knoxville to Island Park is an approximately 28.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Knoxville to Island Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Knoxville in August: highs in Island Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Island Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City holiday planning site.

You can drive from Island Park to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Island Park in September, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are much warmer (58°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's lots more to do: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Inspiration Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

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Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 5 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 12th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Angel's Landing, trek along Watchman Trail, get great views at Observation Point, and explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park journey maker site.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canyonlands National Park: Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding) and Off-Road & ATV Trails (in Capitol Reef National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and stroll through Pothole Point Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, Canyonlands National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Fiery Furnace about 36 minutes away. Make the 21st (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, and surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moab route builder tool.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Moab sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 6 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Explore Badlands National Park's surroundings by going to South Dakota's Original 1880 Town (in Murdo) and Hurley Butte Horseback Riding (in Interior). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and stroll through Notch Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip builder.

Fly from Moab to Badlands National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Moab in September since evenings lows in Badlands National Park dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Grain Valley.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grain Valley

— 2 nights
Grain Valley is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, in the United States. To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grain Valley planner.

Explore your travel options from Badlands National Park to Grain Valley with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Badlands National Park to Grain Valley is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Badlands National Park in October since evenings lows in Grain Valley dip to 50°F. You will leave for Paducah on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Grain Valley

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Paducah

— 2 nights
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Paducah trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grain Valley to Paducah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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.