12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Shuttle to Page
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Page
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Fly to Denver, Foot to Denver Airport Station, Train to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip builder tool.

Tampa to Phoenix is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Phoenix. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Phoenix when traveling from Tampa in April, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in a show at Hopi House, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 62°F and 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Zion National Park

— 1 day
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 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Page online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. You will leave for Canyonlands National Park on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 day
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 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, then trek along Pothole Point Trail, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park travel planning tool.

Drive from Page to Canyonlands National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. In April, Canyonlands National Park is slightly colder than Page - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get some cultural insight at RedRock Astronomy and Tom Till Gallery. Visiting Arches National Park and Bike Fiend will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, examine the collection at Moab Museum, and stop by The T Shirt Shop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moab holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Grand Junction

— 1 night
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 more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction day trip website.

Getting from Moab to Grand Junction by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 37°F. You'll set off for Aspen on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Aspen

— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass, and then walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip maker.

Getting from Grand Junction to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Junction in May: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 62°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in May, Denver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.