10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moab
— 1 night
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Sedona
— 3 nights

1
night
Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): trek along Negro Bill Canyon Trail, hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and finally stroll through Bike Fiend.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online tour builder.

Chicago to Moab is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Moab. Traveling from Chicago in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corona Arch
Corona Arch
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve
Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trek along Riverside Walk, thentrek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail, and finally relax in the rural setting at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, hike along Kayenta Trail, and then get outside with The Subway.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip website.

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. While traveling from Moab, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, thentake in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, thentake in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, thenget great views at Maricopa Point, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Whiskey Row and Douglas Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Jerome State Historic Park and Snoopy Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Prescott (Yavapai County Courthouse Square & Newman Gallery) and Firefly Gallery Jerome (in Jerome). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, grab your bike and head to Huckaby Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sedona online vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Prescott, Jerome, Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

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