11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Cedar City Regional Airport, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive

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Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker.

Monroe to Zion National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monroe in September, with highs in Zion National Park at 84°F and lows at 48°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Arches National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, stroll through Double Arch, then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip tool.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park

— 2 nights
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hike along Pothole Point Trail, explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
On the 13th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and trek along Rim Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Canyonlands National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 81°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours

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.