8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive

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West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 5th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Falls, steep yourself in history at Earthquake Lake, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone sightseeing planning tool.

Las Vegas to West Yellowstone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in West Yellowstone at 69°F and lows at 35°F. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

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 7th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In June in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then trek along Landscape Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Arches National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, expect Arches National Park to be much warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Monument Valley

— 1 day
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in June, with highs in Monument Valley at 87°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Lake Powell

— 1 night
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lake Powell online trip maker.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, expect Lake Powell to be somewhat warmer, temps between 96°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Powell to Zion National Park. Traveling from Lake Powell in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks
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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.