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from pp Twin Share

Typically $8,997
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$10,447 pp

15 Day USA National Parks With Yellowstone And Yosemite

15 Day USA National Parks With Yellowstone And Yosemite

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Moderate Pace
These tours allow you to experience the destination at unsurpassed value. You'll travel with between 40-50 other guests depending on your selected tour*. Enjoy features such as a wide range of included sightseeing, comfortable accommodation and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.
*Note: group size may exceed this. Please refer to the important information section of the Fine Print to view maximum group size for your selected tour. 
Group Size
Group Tour - Classic

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Classic Tour
105 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Incredible sightseeing at Rocky Mountains National Park, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Death Valley as well as Yosemite National Parks. 
✓ Popular city stays in Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and San Francisco
✓ 14 Nights accommodation in quality hotels and lodges
✓ 6 breakfasts included
✓ Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide
✓ Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary 

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.


Doubletree by Hilton Denver Cherry Creek or Similar

Nestled amidst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, Denver weaves its Old West heritage into the fabric of its modern cityscape. Upon your arrival at Denver International Airport, make your own way to your hotel, where you will meet up with your tour director.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Cheyenne or Similar

Embark on a morning city tour of Denver, the aptly named "Mile High City". Ascend the steps of the magnificent gold-domed State Capitol and stand upon the 13th step on the west side of the building, precisely 5,280 feet above sea level – an elevation that marks the city's unique nickname.

Venture beyond Denver and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park. This vast expanse of 415 square miles encompasses and protects a breathtaking tapestry of mountain environments, promising an experience that will leave you feeling like you've reached the pinnacle of the world.

Prepare to be dazzled by Trail Ridge Road, aptly dubbed the "Highway to the Sky". This winding road ascends to breathtaking heights, offering unparalleled panoramic vistas in every direction. Navigate past towering peaks, traverse through tundra landscapes that lie high above the treeline, and cross the Continental Divide at an elevation of 12,183 feet.

Continue your journey to Cheyenne, Wyoming's capital city, a place where the spirit of the Old West remains alive and well. Cheyenne, renowned as the nation's railroad capital, proudly showcases a collection of steam engines, including Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam locomotive and one of only eight remaining Union Pacific "Big Boys" in existence. Step back in time and experience this historic city, where the echoes of the Wild West continue to resonate.

Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center or Similar

This morning, embark on a journey to Fort Laramie National Historic Site, a former fur trading outpost that transformed into the largest and most prominent military post on the Northern Plains. As you explore this grand old post, you'll witness the echoes of America's westward expansion, a saga etched in the very fabric of this historic site.

From Fort Laramie, head into the heart of South Dakota's Black Hills, a region renowned for its captivating landscapes. As you traverse this majestic terrain, you'll approach Mount Rushmore National Memorial, an awe-inspiring monument that pays tribute to four iconic American presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Stand face-to-face with these sculpted figures, each measuring 60 feet tall.

Buffalo Bill Village or Similar

As you cross back into Wyoming today, your journey will take you through the enchanting landscapes of Bighorn National Forest. This pristine wilderness boasts a mesmerising panorama of rolling hills, alpine lakes, cliffs, and forests, all dominated by the majestic Bighorn Mountains. 

Upon reaching Cody, you'll immerse yourself in the rich history of the American West at the renowned Buffalo Bill Museum. This captivating institution pays homage to the spirit of this era, showcasing the art, culture, and heritage that have shaped Wyoming's identity. The museum's primary focus is on the life and times of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the town's founder and a true American legend. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Cody, where you can witness thrilling rodeos, captivating gunfight reenactments, and the soulful melodies of cowboy music (subject to seasonal schedules).

Gray Wolf Inn & Suites or Similar

Embark on an unforgettable adventure into Yellowstone National Park, America's first national park and a true wonderland of nature. Immerse yourself in a realm where the Earth's dynamic forces come alive, witnessing the awe-inspiring spectacle of geysers erupting, mountain ranges soaring, rivers carving their paths through the landscape, waterfalls cascading down rocky cliffs, and ancient volcanoes standing as silent sentinels of a bygone era.

Iconic landmarks like Old Faithful and Yellowstone Canyon, familiar from countless photographs, will take on a new dimension as you stand before their grandeur in person. The sheer scale and beauty of these natural wonders will leave you humbled and awestruck. The park is also home to diverse wildlife, from soaring eagles to majestic grizzly and black bears, roaming bison and elk, and a myriad of other creatures that call this wilderness home. Keep your eyes peeled whilst exploring, as wildlife encounters are not uncommon in this sanctuary.

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City or Similar

Today's journey unfolds through the picturesque landscapes of Southern Idaho, leading you to Salt Lake City, the vibrant capital of Utah. As you approach the city, marvel at the iconic State Capitol Building, its grandeur standing as a testament to the state's rich history. Upon reaching Salt Lake City's heart, immerse yourself in the sacred ambiance of Temple Square, home to the awe-inspiring Salt Lake Temple and the domed Tabernacle, the renowned sanctuary where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's harmonious voices have captivated audiences for generations. After this enriching cultural experience, settle into your comfortable accommodations and prepare for the exciting adventures that await you in Salt Lake City.

MainStay Suites Moab near Arches National Park or Similar

This morning, embark on a journey southward, passing through Provo as you make your way to the breathtaking Canyonlands National Park. Prepare to be awestruck by a wilderness adorned with countless canyons and fantastically shaped buttes, sculpted by the relentless forces of the Colorado River and its tributaries. The park's distinct geography has divided it into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the Rivers themselves.

Today, you'll explore some of the most scenic spots on the Island in the Sky mesa, a vast plateau resting atop sheer sandstone cliffs that soar over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Witness the breathtaking panoramas that unfold before you, and marvel at the intricate interplay of light and shadow on these ancient rock formations. As the day draws to a close, continue your journey to Moab, where you'll rest and recharge for the next leg of your adventure.

MainStay Suites Moab near Arches National Park or Similar

Today, embark on your journey to Arches National Park, one of Utah's renowned "Mighty 5" national parks. Prepare to be captivated by a landscape of unparalleled beauty, where vibrant colours, diverse landforms, and intricate textures converge in a harmonious embrace. This red-rock wonderland is home to over 2,000 natural stone arches, each a testament to the power of erosion and the passage of time. As you explore this extraordinary realm, marvel at the soaring pinnacles that pierce the sky and the giant balanced rocks that defy gravity's pull. Each formation tells a story of the Earth's ceaseless transformation, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the forces that shape our planet. Let the unique scenery inspire you, igniting your imagination and leaving you with lasting memories of this remarkable park.

In the late afternoon, return to your hotel to rest and reflect upon the day's extraordinary adventures.

Bryce View Lodge or Similar

Embark on a journey to Capitol Reef National Park, established in 1937 to safeguard a remarkable geological marvel. As you delve into this captivating landscape, let the grandeur of the Waterpocket Fold unfold before you. Witness the symphony of colours that adorn the park's sandstone cliffs, where shades of red, orange, and yellow intertwine in a mesmerising 100-mile-long wrinkle in the Earth's crust,

Next, venture into the enchanting realm of Bryce Canyon, a world where sandstone spires and pinnacles known as "hoodoos," rise from the earth, creating a mesmerising tapestry of natural artistry. Let your senses be captivated by the sheer scale and beauty of these geological marvels. 

As the day draws to a close, weather permitting, step outside and gaze upon the celestial spectacle that adorns the night sky. The brilliance of countless stars and the intricate patterns of constellations will leave you with a sense of awe and wonder, a fitting conclusion to an unforgettable day.

Luxor Hotel or Similar

Today, embark on your journey to Zion National Park, a land of towering sandstone cliffs, sculpted by the relentless forces of wind, time, and the Virgin River. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of this natural wonderland, where canyons plunge to breathtaking depths, waterfalls cascade down rocky faces, and lush vegetation flourishes amidst the rugged terrain. As you explore the park, let your senses be captivated by the symphony of colours that adorn the landscape, from the vibrant reds of the Navajo Sandstone to the deep greens of Zion’s trails.

In the afternoon, prepare for a stark contrast as you venture into the dazzling metropolis of Las Vegas, the "Entertainment Capital of the World." This neon-lit city pulsates with an electrifying energy, offering a world of endless possibilities. From round-the-clock shopping sprees to world-class stage shows and the thrill of the gaming tables, Las Vegas caters to every taste and desire. As you make your way through this vibrant cityscape, don't miss the opportunity to capture a photo memory at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome sign, a symbol of this city's unique allure.

Luxor Hotel or Similar

Today is a day of leisure in the heart of Las Vegas, a city that never sleeps. Indulge in a retail therapy spree or immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the world-renowned casinos. If you seek a more leisurely pace, simply stroll along the iconic Las Vegas Strip, absorbing the city's vibrant energy and the kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping excitement or moments of tranquillity, Las Vegas has something to offer every visitor, ensuring an unforgettable day filled with endless possibilities.

Mammoth Mountain Inn or Similar

After savouring the electrifying energy of Las Vegas, prepare for a stark contrast as you venture into the tranquil yet extreme environment of Death Valley. As you traverse this arid landscape, stop at the panoramic viewpoint, Zabriskie Point, and at the Furnace Creek Ranch Visitors Center, where you can gain insights into the park's unique geology, diverse ecosystems, and rich human history.

Continuing your journey across the valley, you'll soon ascend the Sierra Nevada Mountains, ascending into the alpine town of Mammoth Lakes. This picturesque resort town offers a refreshing contrast to the stark beauty of Death Valley. Once a bustling gold mining town in the 19th century, Mammoth Lakes has transformed into a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, renowned for its world-class skiing terrain and breathtaking mountain vistas. As you settle in, prepare to embrace the tranquillity and beauty that awaits you.

(Note: If Tioga pass is closed, routing will be done via Fresno)

Galleria Park Hotel or Similar

Embark on your journey towards Yosemite National Park. Prepare to be awestruck as you traverse the Tioga Pass. With breathtaking vistas of the mountain ranges, verdant forests, and cascading waterfalls, this high-altitude route will leave you with lasting memories of the Sierra Nevada mountains. As you descend into the heart of Yosemite, immerse yourself in a wonderland of natural splendour. Observe the majestic El Capitan, a granite monolith rising over 3,000 feet from the valley floor. Seek out the iconic Half Dome, its hemispherical granite cap a testament to the relentless power of erosion. Don't miss the thundering cascading spectacles of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls.

As the day draws to a close, embark on the final leg of your journey, heading towards the vibrant city of San Francisco. Prepare to be captivated by its unique blend of historical charm and cosmopolitan flair, where iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island stand alongside bustling neighbourhoods and world-class cultural attractions.

Galleria Park Hotel or Similar

Begin your day with a city tour of Union Square, Civic Center, and the iconic Fisherman's Wharf, a vibrant waterfront district teeming with life. Take a moment to appreciate the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its majestic silhouette spanning the San Francisco Bay. 

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore San Francisco at your own pace. Embark on a cable car ride, a quintessential San Francisco experience, or indulge in a culinary adventure, sampling the local seafood delicacies or the decadent temptations of Ghirardelli Chocolate. As the sun begins to set, cast your gaze across the glistening bay towards Alcatraz Island, a former prison that once housed America’s Most Wanted, home to figures like Al Capone and the notorious "Machine Gun" Kelly.

Today marks the end of your magnificent and unforgettable tour through America's West. We hope you have thoroughly enjoyed your inspiring national park tour. At the appropriate time please make your way to the airport for your onward journey.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.


  •  Incredible sightseeing at Rocky Mountains National Park, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Death Valley as well as Yosemite National Parks.
  • Popular city stays in Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and San Francisco
  • 14 Nights accommodation in quality hotels and lodges
  • 6 breakfasts included
  • Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary (breakdown inclusions)

  • Denver – Enjoy the breathtaking views in and around Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Rapid City - Come face to face with presidents past at Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Cody - Celebrate the spirit of the west at the Buffalo Bill Museum
  • Yellowstone - Explore geysers, mountain ranges, rivers and waterfalls at Yellowstone National Park
  • Salt Lake City - Admire the architecture and gardens of Temple Square
  • Moab - Admire dramatic desert landscapes at Canyonlands National Park 
  • Moab - Awe at the mighty Colorado River as it snakes it way through countless canyons and buttes
  • Moab - Discover thousands of natural stone arches at Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon - Explore the multi-coloured world of the famous “hoodoos” of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion - Admire the steep red cliffs, emerald pools, raging waterfalls and rivers at Zion National Park
  • Las Vegas - Enjoy leisure time for shopping and living it up in Sin City, and take a picture in front of the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign
  • Mammoth Lakes - Admire the towering peaks, lush forests, sparkling lakes, and deep valleys of the Sierra Nevada mountain range
  • Yosemite - Explore Yosemite National Park and visit natural wonders like El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls
  • San Francisco - Experience iconic landmarks and vibrant neighbourhoods, and visit Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and awe at the legendary Golden Gate Bridge

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $655.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $1,311.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping in the USA is a complex cultural practice. While not technically mandatory, it's deeply ingrained in the service industry and considered a crucial part of an employee's income. Understanding the tipping etiquette can be confusing for visitors, as it varies depending on the type of service, location, and even the bill amount.

Here is some information to assist you with tipping in the USA.

Tipping in the USA is expected, but not mandatory. Generally 15-20% of the bill (before tax) is considered standard for good service, while higher tips are customary for exceptional service. Some restaurants may automatically add gratuity, so check your bill carefully. 

Tipping your tour leader in the USA is not as common as tipping in restaurants, but it's certainly a kind gesture and a way to show your appreciation for their hard work and guidance throughout your trip. If you had a good experience, USD$5-$10 per person per day is a decent starting point. For exceptional service or longer tours, aim for USD$10-$20 or a lump sum at the end.

Ultimately, tipping your tour leader is a personal decision. If you felt they provided a valuable service and made your trip more enjoyable, a tip is a thoughtful way to express your thanks. Remember, even a small gesture can go a long way in showing your appreciation for their hard work.

While navigating the intricacies of tipping can feel overwhelming at first, understanding the basics will ensure you navigate this cultural practice confidently during your visit to the USA.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $3,848.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Maximum 55 people

Children must be 7 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

All optional tours are bookable with your tour director and cannot be booked prior to departure. Tour descriptions can be found in the daily itinerary. Optional tour prices may fluctuate. Prices will be advised by your tour director on tour. All excursions are subject to change and availability.

  • Moab - Jet Boat Tour 
  • Bryce Canyon Ebenezer Dinner and Show 
  • Las Vegas - Grand Canyon West Experience
  • Las Vegas - Morning Cowboy Ride 
  • Las Vegas - Evening Tour with or without Helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip 
  • Las Vegas - Las Vegas the Show with Dinner 
  • Las Vegas - Hoover Dam 
  • Las Vegas - Grand Celebration Helicopter 
  • San Francisco - San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • San Francisco - Muir Woods and Sausalito 
  • San Francisco - Muir Woods and Sonoma Wine Country (10 hours) 

  • International airfares
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

This tour is routed via the Tioga Pass, (weather permitting). Normally the pass opens to traffic in late May, however, this is totally dependent upon the natural snow melt which has sometimes occurred as late as early July. If the Tioga Pass is closed, tours will overnight in Fresno or Visalia. When the Tioga Pass is open, accommodation will be at Mammoth Lakes. Please note that due to logistics and operational needs, we may require at least 30 days from the opening of the Pass each season to amend tour routings from Fresno or Visalia to Mammoth Lakes. 

Travel through Death Valley is dependent upon climatic conditions. Should the maximum safe operational temperature for motorcoaches in Death Valley be exceeded, an alternate routing along the Eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada may be chosen.

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