11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Birmingham

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and then stop by The Rock Stop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip site.

Birmingham to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Zion National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Birmingham in July since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 13th (Thu): trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, and finally get interesting insight from Red Canyon Trail Rides. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground, and then trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In July in Capitol Reef National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.
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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 16th (Sun), trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then stroll through Delicate Arch, then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Windows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in July; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 1 night

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.
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 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 19th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Lipan Point, get great views at Navajo Point, and then explore and take pictures at Cape Royal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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