14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Canyonlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  32​h
End: Raleigh

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, trek along Angel's Landing, and then cruise along Zion Shuttle.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip maker .

Raleigh to Zion National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Raleigh to Zion National Park. Traveling from Raleigh in June, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are slightly colder (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

1
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.
On the 7th (Thu), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Inspiration Point, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planning website .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 79°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef 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
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. June in Capitol Reef National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, admire all the interesting features of Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Partition Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner .

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Arches National Park: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

few
hours
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park
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.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 13th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, trek along Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F and lows are around 42°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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