10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Colorado Springs, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago Midway

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Keep things going the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Glacier Creek Stables, explore the activities along Bierstadt Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planning website.

Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 87°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Skyline Arch, explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch, hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch.

Make your Arches National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Arches National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 18th (Thu), hike along Angel's Landing, trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, trek along Riverside Walk, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon, and finally grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Trail and then get outside with The Subway.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 50°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, get great views at Maricopa Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally stroll around Indian Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit app.

Getting from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by shuttle takes about 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.