9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 1 day
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Drive to Cedar City Regional Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive

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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Salt Lake as well as Delicate Arch. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Great Salt Lake, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City journey planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Salt Lake City. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You've added Tower of Babel, Sand Dune Arch, Park Avenue Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, explore the ancient world of Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, and finally stroll through Park Avenue Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moab day trip planning site.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Bryce

— 1 day
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
On the 25th (Tue), hike along Navajo Loop Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in May: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 day

Mountains of the Imagination

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 26th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, get engrossed in the history at Murie Centre, then stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryce to Grand Teton National Park. In May, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, then admire the striking features of Rexburg Idaho Temple, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho, and finally admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Idaho Falls in 4 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Idaho Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.