8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Anoka
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Anoka
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Cistern Spring and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

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New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-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 New York City in September, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

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 1st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are warmer (84°F), and nights are a bit warmer (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anoka.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Anoka

— 1 night
Anoka is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anoka trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Anoka. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Anoka. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect nights in Anoka to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Anoka

Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.