8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Laramie, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning website.

Little Rock to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Rocky Mountain National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Little Rock in May: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 43°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and finally trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park route builder tool.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Angel's Landing and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, you will find days in Zion National Park are much hotter (76°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Junction

— 2 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Body Therapeutics Medical Massage, then identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument, and then do a tasting at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at John McConnell Math and Science Center, then learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, then do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Mesa Park Vineyards.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Grand Junction in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

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.