8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gibbon Falls and S Rim Trail. Get outdoors at Castle Geyser and Uncle Tom's Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Artist Point, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planning tool .

New Orleans to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are cooler (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
On the 20th (Sat), hike along Jenny Lake Trail and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of String Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

Before you visit Grand Teton National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
String Lake ©
String Lake
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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 22nd (Mon): stroll through Kayenta Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, and then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Grand Teton National Park to Zion National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Parks Nature
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Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Maricopa Point ©
Maricopa Point

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