10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Canyonlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Pittsburgh

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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online trip itinerary maker .

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 52°F. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In September in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction road trip planner .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Junction in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors Parks Nature

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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.
To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Grand Junction to Arches National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In September in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.
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Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monument Valley using our trip planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. In September in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Outdoors

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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.
For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

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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.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Phoenix in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: highs in Phoenix hover around 99°F, while lows dip to 78°F. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Golf

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