9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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Cody
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
bus:  5​h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cody tour itinerary builder tool .

Washington DC to Cody is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Cody due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in Cody to be colder, around 14°F, while days are slightly colder, around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cody in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 23°F and lows reach 3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. December in Jackson Hole sees daily highs of 26°F and lows of 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): browse the different shops at City Creek Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in December: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 39°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Shopping
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Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
City Creek Center ©
City Creek Center

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Salt Lake City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. December in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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