12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Teec Nos Pos
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

Boston to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Las Vegas. Traveling from Boston in September, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 93°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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nights
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 out how to plan a trip to Zion National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Zion National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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 26th (Thu): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip website .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Capitol Reef National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, and finally don't miss a visit to Partition Arch.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park online route planner .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 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 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, hike along White Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. September in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Teec Nos Pos Trading Post, then pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Teec Nos Pos online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Teec Nos Pos takes 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September since evenings lows in Teec Nos Pos dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Teec Nos Pos

Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Juan River
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River ©
San Juan River
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post ©
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bright Angel Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and then get great views at Powell Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Drive from Teec Nos Pos to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from Teec Nos Pos, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, get lost in a book at Burton Barr Central Library, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Phoenix at 91°F and lows at 67°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Burton Barr Central Library ©
Burton Barr Central Library
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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