11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
5
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Timber Creek Overlook Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Checkerboard Mesa, take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, thengrab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, and finally trek along Watchman Trail. On the next day, head outdoors with The Subway, stroll through Kayenta Trail, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, thentrek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

North Bend to Zion National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from North Bend in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, thenstroll through Sunset Point, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fairyland Loop Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, stroll through Rim Trail, thentake some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, thenhike along Bristlecone Loop, and finally go for a walk through Paria View.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, thenhike along Landscape Arch, thenexplore the striking landscape at Skyline Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Fiery Furnace and then explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

2
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Grand Wash Trail, trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, trek along Capitol Gorge Trail, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Cathedral Valley, and finally take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park journey maker app.

Drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in September; daily highs in Capitol Reef National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

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night
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.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September: high temperatures in Canyonlands National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Death Valley National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
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Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon

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