13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
6
Hoover
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Columbus

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and then hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Columbus to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Bryce Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Columbus - with highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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 12th (Mon): trek along Riverside Walk.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park tour site .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Zion National Park at 90°F and lows at 54°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Shoshone Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Moran Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park holiday tool .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rainbow Bridge National Monument as well as Horseshoe Bend. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, and finally explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Big Water online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Water takes 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Big Water to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Big Water

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme.

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

Drive from Big Water to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff Extreme, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Crescent Moon Picnic Site ©
Crescent Moon Picnic Site

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Hoover

Hoover
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Rotary Trail.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoover sightseeing tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sedona to Hoover. Traveling from Sedona to Hoover, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You'll set off for Moab on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Hoover

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Rotary Trail

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 20th (Tue), trek along Moab Brand Trails. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

Plan my day in Moab using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Hoover to Moab with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Hoover in August, Moab is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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