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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): hit the slopes at Four Seasons Resort, then don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, then identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend, and finally trek along Cascade Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls and then take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole tour planner.

Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in May; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Visiting West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. In May, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Jackson Hole - with highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

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 24th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, then get great views at Paria View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Bristlecone Loop, explore the striking landscape of Under-the-Rim Trail, and then get great views at Farview Point.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Paria View ©
Paria View
Farview Point ©
Farview Point

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 26th (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 May, expect nights in Lake Powell to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Powell

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