13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, make a trip to Artist Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online attractions planner.

Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
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 23rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Hines Goldsmiths, thenmake a trip to Town Square, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson and then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip maker app.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 38°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

2
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, thenexplore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

Find out how to plan Estes Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Estes Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, expect Estes Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 50°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, hike along Grotto Falls Parking, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, and then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

Plan trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Estes Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Estes Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Estes Park in September since evenings lows in Great Smoky Mountains National Park dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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