9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Lake Powell
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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 5th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip tool .

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

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

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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 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park tour planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip app .

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Zion National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 9th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Page tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Page

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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lake Powell trip planner .

You can drive from Page to Lake Powell in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 11th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Powell to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Lake Powell in September, things will get slightly colder in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 12th (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Denver are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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