14 Day Fly Drive taking in Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Las Vegas and Bryce Canyon
Mountains & Canyons Highlights:
- Las Vegas
- Bryce Canyon
- Yellowstone National Park
- Mount Rushmore
- The Tetons National Park
- Rocky Mountains National Park
- Option to hire a Convertible Car
- Direct flights from the UK
Days 1 & 2 – Las Vegas
Arrive into Las Vegas, the glittering entertainment capital of the world. Upon arrival collect your hire car and check into your chosen hotel for the night experience the strip with its many themed hotels.
Days 3 & 4 – Zion & Bryce National Park
Driving distance 240 miles approximately 3½ hours
Dramatic Rock formations carved by forces of water, wind and time make Zion National Park, a must see stop on en-route to the spectacular Bryce Canyon, an amazing spectacle of multi-coloured sandstone spires and pinnacles.
Day 5 – Salt Lake City
Driving distance 273 miles approximately 4 hours
Travel up on I89 a designated scenic route up through the state of Utah to the capital Salt Lake City. Take the time to visit the state capitol building and famed Temple square and Tabernacle before arriving at your hotel for the night
Days 6 & 7 – Jackson, Grand Tetons National Park
Driving distance 275 miles approximately 3½ hours
The Grand Teton National Park that preserves a spectacular landscape rich with majestic mountains, pristine lakes, flower filled meadows and extraordinary wildlife. Expect to see both bear and moose whilst exploring the park, take a gentle driving trail, a strenuous hike up the mountains or perhaps go fishing in the lakes or take a horse out for a hack.
Days 8 & 9 – Yellowstone National Park
Driving distance 150 miles approximately 2½ hours
Take a leisurely drive into Yellowstone National Park and spend the next 3 days exploring this vast and magical National Park. Make you visit Mammoth Hot Springs, take a boat out on Lake Yellowstone and experience Old Faithful Geyser for yourself. The park is full of wildlife so expect to see bears, elk, buffalo and lamar the list is almost endless. Park rangers are on hand to help you make the most of your time, join a guided hike or less strenuous trail or bike ride.
Day 10 – Cody (outskirts of Yellowstone)
Driving distance 190 miles approximately 3 hours
Leave Yellowstone National Park from the eastern exit forwards your next destination Cody, an authentic old west town dating back to the 1890’s, we suggest you take a visit to Buffalo Bills house whilst you’re here filled with wild west memorabilia.
Days 11 & 12 – Mount Rushmore
Driving distance 170 miles approximately 3 hours
Cross the border into South Dakota to Rapid City, your base for the next 2 days whilst you explore the magnificent site of Mount Rushmore, the granite faces of four American Presidents tower 5,500 feet above sea level and are scaled to men who would stand 465 feet tall. The Black hills of Dakota as on your doorstep making Badlands National Park a must see to view the striking sight of spikes and gorges.
Days 13 – Cheyenne & Rocky Mountains
Driving distance 215 miles approximately 4 hours
This morning you take head down through Wyoming towards Colorado heading to Cheyenne, the rodeo and railroad capital of the old west. Stop off for lunch at Fort Collins or Terry Bison Ranch and historical Fort Laramie. Fort Laramie was once a western gateway for some 350,000 pioneers who crossed the Oregon Trail and now a restored site complete with park rangers in traditional period costume.
Day 14 Denver to UK
Driving distance 75 miles approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Take the short drive through the beautiful scenery of the Medicine Bow Mountains and the Rocky Mountains National Park to the capital Denver. Take a city tour or do some last minute shopping in the capital before returning your hire car and flying back to the UK
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