10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Escalante
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Portland

2
nights
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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit site .

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Nature Parks
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Bright Angel History Room ©
Bright Angel History Room

1
night
Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 6 hours. In September, Moab is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. You'll set off for Arches National Park on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Arches National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. In September in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arches National Park in September: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Escalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

2
nights
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 23rd (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, then cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Escalante trip planner .

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante takes 2 hours. In September in Escalante, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park ©

1
night
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 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Escalante to Zion National Park in 4 hours. In September, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Escalante - with highs of 84°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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