13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  7​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then admire the natural beauty at Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Salt Lake City. In July, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

Plan my trip to Zion National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hike along Rim Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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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 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, cruise along Generals Hwy, and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along General Grant Tree Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route builder .

You can fly from Arches National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get in touch with nature at Fort Funston National Park and Strawberry Hill. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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