9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Turlock
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Elko
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pocatello
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Sparks
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Turlock

1
night
Elko

Elko ©
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Western Folklife Center, steep yourself in history at Sherman Station Visitor's Center, then look for gifts at J.M. Capriola Co, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Church of the Crossroads.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Elko day trip planning site .

Turlock to Elko is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Turlock in September, expect Elko to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Elko

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Little Church of the Crossroads
Highlights from your plan
Western Folklife Center ©
Western Folklife Center
J.M. Capriola Co ©
J.M. Capriola Co

4
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Let the collections at Mangelsen Images of Nature and Thal Glass Studio capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Mormon Row Historic District and Oxbow Bend. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Schwabacher Landing, Hidden Falls, & more), Yellowstone National Park (Lewis Falls, Kepler Cascades, & more) and Chapel of the Transfiguration (in Moose). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip planner .

You can drive from Elko to Jackson Hole in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Elko to Jackson Hole is 1 hour. Traveling from Elko in September, things will get slightly colder in Jackson Hole: highs are around 68°F and lows about 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Pocatello.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

1
night
Pocatello

Pocatello ©
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum and then experience rural life at Swore Farms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pocatello trip maker website .

Drive from Jackson Hole to Pocatello in 3 hours. In September, Pocatello is somewhat warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of 77°F and lows of 45°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sparks.

Things to do in Pocatello

Historic Sites Museums
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Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Trinity Episcopal Church
Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum ©
Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum
Swore Farms ©
Swore Farms

2
nights
Sparks

Sparks ©
Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. On the 1st (Tue), hike along Tahoe Meadows Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, examine the collection at Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bowers Mansion Regional Park, and finally hike along Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sparks day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pocatello to Sparks. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Pocatello in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sparks: highs are around 71°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sparks

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia City, Bowers Mansion Regional Park, Tahoe Meadows Trail, Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Bartley Ranch Regional Park ©
Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Bowers Mansion Regional Park ©
Bowers Mansion Regional Park