18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Reno
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ontario
— 2 nights
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Reno — 1 night

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 14th (Fri), see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, then trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, and then trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Nevada State Museum, trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, and then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Reno. In October, daytime highs in Reno are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Basin National Park.
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Great Basin National Park — 2 nights

Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Baker Lake Trail, then trek along Alpine Lakes Loop, and then Head underground at Lehman Caves.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Basin National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Reno to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Reno in October; daily highs in Great Basin National Park reach 65°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at The Mirage, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Great Basin National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Great Basin National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, around 25°F, while days are much colder, around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ontario.
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Ontario — 2 nights

Ontario is the largest city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ontario: Babby Farms (in Caldwell), Lake Owyhee State Park (in Nyssa) and Roystone Hot Springs (in Sweet). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum, explore the activities along Boise River, and identify plant and animal life at Farewell Bend State Recreation Area.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Ontario takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Ontario reach 67°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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