13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 1 night
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Pawhuska
— 2 nights
Drive to Tulsa International Airport, Fly to Nashville International Airport

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Denver

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.
On the 21st (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Denver itinerary planner.

Nashville to Denver is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Nashville in August, with lows around 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 23rd (Sun): stroll through Fiery Furnace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Arches National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arches National Park, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour builder site.

Drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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 26th (Wed): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Narrows and then hike along Angel's Landing.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Zion National Park at 90°F and lows at 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Moab. You will leave for Pawhuska on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Pawhuska

Pawhuska is a city in and the county seat of Osage County, Oklahoma, United States.It was named after the 19th-century Osage chief, Paw-Hiu-Skah, which means "White Hair" in English. Escape the urban bustle at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and Tall Chief Cove. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pawnee Bill's Ranch, Museum and Wild West Show and Bristow Historical Depot and Town Square. Step out of Pawhuska with an excursion to StableRidge Vineyards in Stroud--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pawhuska trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moab to Pawhuska. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moab to Pawhuska. In August, daytime highs in Pawhuska are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pawhuska

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.