13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Teec Nos Pos
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
12
Gallup
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Petrified Forest National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
14
Winslow
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
15
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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Washington DC

Washington DC
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phoenix.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Tours

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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix vacation planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Phoenix in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 105°F and lows about 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tusayan Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley route maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 87°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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Page

Page ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend as well as Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Page driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours ©
Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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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.
Zion National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online visit planner .

Getting from Page to Zion National Park by combination of shuttle and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Page in August since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
You've now added Bryce Amphitheatre to your itinerary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arches National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum as well as Ice Lakes Trail. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ice Lakes Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Durango trip planner .

You can drive from Moab to Durango in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In September, Durango is a bit cooler than Moab - with highs of 77°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Ice Lakes Trailhead
Highlights from your plan

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mesa Verde National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Verde National Park ©
Mesa Verde National Park

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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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Teec Nos Pos trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Teec Nos Pos in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Gallup.
Highlights from your plan
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument

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Gallup

Gallup
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Plan trip to Gallup with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Teec Nos Pos to Gallup takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gallup are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Gallup

Museums Shopping Parks

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 5th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Long Logs Loop.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park travel planning app .

Getting from Gallup to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Petrified Forest National Park can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Wildlife

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Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Standin' on the Corner Park as well as Meteor Crater Natural Landmark. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park and then explore the galleries of Meteor Crater Natural Landmark.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Winslow road trip planner.

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Winslow in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in September: high temperatures in Winslow hover around 86°F and lows are around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Goldfield Ghost Town as well as Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix holiday tool .

Getting from Winslow to Phoenix by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Winslow in September, you will find days in Phoenix are a bit warmer (99°F), and nights are much hotter (78°F). On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goldfield Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve ©
Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

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