Explore several fantastic national parks on one exciting journey with the National Parks of America vacation package by AAA Vacations.
During this trip, travelers relish in overnight stays in a lodge nestled in the heart of Yellowstone and in a National Historic Landmark inside the Grand Canyon. On this specific tour, travelers enjoy a breakfast cruise on Lake Powell, marvel at the magnitude and color of Zion’s cliffs, and drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory, and see Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.
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Whether you are booking with AAA Vacations or planning your own national parks of America tour, the following places and experiences are considered tour highlights.
Scottsdale – Tour begins
The first of your national park of America tours begins in Arizona, where you will enjoy a stay in the world-famous resort town of Scottsdale.
Scottsdale – Sedona – Lake Powell
Begin the day with a visit to the artists’ colony of Sedona, where you will see the amazing rock formations change colors with each turn in the road.
Lake Powell – Grand Canyon
Embark on a delightful breakfast cruise on scenic Lake Powell. Next, travel to Carl Hayden Visitors Center and look out over Glen Canyon dam. Afterward, travel through Marble Canyon before arriving at the spectacular Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, relax at one of the many public seating areas overlooking the immense canyon. Take a moment to reflect or take a short hike to explore the area. Dinner takes place at the historic Grand Canyon Lodge.
Grand Canyon – Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park
Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park, a scenic wonder. The formations within the park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Your final destination for the day is the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park, one of the most awe-inspiring national parks of the United States. Enjoy the view from the floor of the canyon as you ride along on the Zion tram.
Zion National Park – Salt Lake City
A drive north takes you to Salt Lake City for a two-night stay. Perhaps you will choose to explore Temple Square. This beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is one of Utah’s most visited attractions.
Salt Lake City
Enjoy a tour of Salt Lake City featuring the Great Salt Lake, the state Capitol and the residential district.
Salt Lake City – Jackson Hole
En route to Wyoming you will see the majestic Bear Lake Summit.
The day is yours to enjoy Jackson Hole. Optional activities include shopping, canoeing, hiking and river-rafting trips. From Memorial Day through the last Saturday in September you can experience a fun-filled evening of cowboy entertainment with a traditional chuck wagon dinner.
Jackson Hole – Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks
Pass through Grand Teton National Park. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies. Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Later, arrive at the amazing Yellowstone National Park for an overnight stay. Explore the incredible sights of Yellowstone with a local guide. One of the many highlights is the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser.
Yellowstone – Cody – Sheridan
A day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. The scenery is simply amazing. As you pass through Cody, a stop will be made at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, you drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation.
Sheridan – Rapid City
See one of the country’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore. Later, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument dedicated to the Native Americans of this great land. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Native American Cultural Center to learn about their culture and customs. At dinner, you will meet a local Lakota Native American.
National Park of America Tours
AAA Vacations offers vacation options that fit your travel style. Choose guided or independent itineraries, let a local host show you the way or take AAA’s suggestions for ocean and river cruises. Packages include meals, guided tours, nightly accommodations, baggage handling and roundtrip airport transportation. And AAA members save even more.
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