8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
3
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
4
Idaho Falls
— Few hours
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
6
Rock Springs
— 1 night
7
Vernal
— Few hours
8
Dinosaur
— Few hours
9
Grand Junction
— 1 night
10
Moab
— Few hours
11
Canyonlands National Park
— Few hours
12
Arches National Park
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, thentake in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs, explore the activities along Cistern Spring, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Yellowstone National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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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 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and then don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Jackson Hole are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Town Square ©
Town Square

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk and then don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip builder tool.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Idaho Falls in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in September, with highs in Idaho Falls at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Idaho Falls River Walk
Idaho Falls River Walk

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
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.
To find maps and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip website.

Fly from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Idaho Falls in September; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Rock Springs

Rock Springs ©
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll around Expedition Island Park, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum - Western Wyoming Community College, and then take a memorable drive along Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rock Springs trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Rock Springs takes 3 hours. In September, Rock Springs is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Expedition Island Park
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop ©
Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop
Expedition Island Park ©
Expedition Island Park

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Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 30th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park and then explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vernal online trip planner.

You can drive from Rock Springs to Vernal in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rock Springs in September: highs in Vernal hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Vernal

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Utah Field House of Natural History State Park ©
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center

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Dinosaur

Dinosaur
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Jones Hole Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dinosaur road trip website.

You can drive from Vernal to Dinosaur in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Dinosaur are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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Grand Junction

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

Drive from Dinosaur to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Junction to Moab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. October in Moab sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend
Tom Till Gallery ©
Tom Till Gallery

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 1st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Tunnel Arch ©
Tunnel Arch

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