15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Petrified Forest National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tulsa

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hidden Canyon and Riverside Walk. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's more to do: stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail and trek along Angel's Landing.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel planning website .

Tulsa to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-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 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Zion National Park. Traveling from Tulsa in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

3
nights
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Step out of the city life by going to Crystal Forest Loop and Blue Mesa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Old Trails Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Petrified Forest National Park side-trips: Winslow (Meteor Crater & Rock Art Canyon Ranch) and Navajo Nation Museum (in Window Rock). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest, learn more about the world around you at Rainbow Forest Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Giant Logs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Petrified Forest National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In July, Petrified Forest National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Winslow, Window Rock
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hopi Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Village. Change things up with a short trip to Havasu Falls in Supai (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and get great views at Grandview Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. In July in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Havasu Falls
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to King's Palace and Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Lion's Tail. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Big Room, explore the striking landscape at Bottomless Pit, and contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 11.5 hours. In July, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 97°F and lows of 71°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
King's Palace ©
King's Palace
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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