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:  5​h 45​min
1
Cedar City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Vernal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Portland

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Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cedar City vacation planner.

Portland to Cedar City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Cedar City is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cedar City, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Theme Parks
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Cedar City Aquatic Center ©
Cedar City Aquatic Center

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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 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cedar City to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Cedar City in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Heart Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanab travel route planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In September in Kanab, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Photography Tours
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Raven's Heart Gallery ©
Raven's Heart Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Paria View.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kanab in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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night
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Calf Creek Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, then take an in-depth tour of Escalante Heritage Center, and finally cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Escalante sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

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
Lower Calf Creek Falls ©
Lower Calf Creek Falls
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 8th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lake Powell trip maker website .

You can drive from Escalante to Lake Powell in 5 hours. When traveling from Escalante in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lake Powell, with highs around 86°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): cruise along Moki Dugway.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 7 hours. In September, Monument Valley is little chillier than Lake Powell - with highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Moki Dugway

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then hike along Double Arch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows.

Plan my day in Arches National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Arches National Park in 4 hours. September in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 11th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Red Fleet State Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, then learn more about the world around you at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Seasonally Decorated Dinosaur.

Plan trip to Vernal with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Vernal in 4 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Vernal: highs are around 77°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Vernal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Highlights from your plan
Red Fleet State Park ©
Red Fleet State Park

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): browse the collection at FamilySearch Center, then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, then walk around Ensign Peak Park, and finally get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm.

Find out how to plan Salt Lake City trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Vernal to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Vernal in September since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Ensign Peak Park ©
Ensign Peak Park
Wheeler Historic Farm ©
Wheeler Historic Farm
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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