12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  13​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Paris

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oxbow Bend, and finally make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio, don't miss a visit to Wild By Nature Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Made, and finally fly down the slopes at Four Seasons Resort.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole online route planner .

Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect Jackson Hole to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Hidden Falls ©
Hidden Falls

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Get in touch with nature at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Artists’ Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday maker .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally get great views at Farview Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yovimpa Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Under-the-Rim Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Paria View.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Yovimpa Point ©
Yovimpa Point
Farview Point ©
Farview Point
Paria View ©
Paria View

2
nights
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Lake Powell to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails
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