11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  11​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Page
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Denver

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day
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Hickman Bridge Trail, Fremont Petroglyphs and Fruita Campground. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground.

Before you visit Capitol Reef National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Denver to Capitol Reef National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Denver in February, things will get slightly colder in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 40°F and lows about 13°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground
Fremont Petroglyphs ©
Fremont Petroglyphs

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 2nd (Sat), hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park planning site .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. March in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then hike along Angel's Landing.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in March, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 64°F and 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon North Rim and North Kaibab Trail. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon North Rim, and then hike along North Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by bus takes about 11.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in March, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 57°F and lows at 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon North Rim ©
Grand Canyon North Rim
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend as well as Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Page trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, with highs in Page at 65°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knife Edge Trail as well as Long House. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally trek along Knife Edge Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Page to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Page in March, things will get a bit cooler in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 59°F and lows about 24°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Zapata Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in March, with lows around 18°F. On the 10th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Mosca
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Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center ©
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center

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