11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boulder
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hike along Double Arch, then stroll through Windows, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Balanced Rock Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and finally stroll through Tunnel Arch.

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Chicago to Moab is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail, take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, and then trek along Riverside Walk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Moab in August, with lows around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Boulder.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Boulder

— 2 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 22nd (Sat), get outside with House of Motorrad, take in the awesome beauty at Flagstaff Mountain, then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Golden Gate Canyon State Park, get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Boulder day trip website.

Getting from Zion National Park to Boulder by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Boulder, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Firehole Lake Drive. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, trek along Purple Mountain Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Getting from Boulder to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, shuttle, and car. While traveling from Boulder, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.