9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Observation Point Trail, head outdoors with Bridge Bay Marina, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, then take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, and finally make a trip to The 45th Parallel.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Salina to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Salina to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Salina in March; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 36°F and lows reach 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
On the 14th (Sun), shop like a local with Thal Glass Studio and then stroll through Ski Butlers Jackson Hole.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°F in Jackson Hole. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

Grand Junction

— 2 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at John McConnell Math and Science Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, then engage your brain at Children's Nature Center, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Body Therapeutics Medical Massage.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Junction holiday app.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Grand Junction in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in March, you will find days in Grand Junction are much hotter (60°F), and nights are a bit warmer (32°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 18th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and finally explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip website.

Getting from Grand Junction to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.