16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Durango
— 1 night
Drive
6
Silverton
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
Drive
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
9
Petrified Forest National Park
Taxi to Greasewood - NHA Housing #1, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
Plan trip to Salt Lake City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Knoxville to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You will leave for Moab on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 1st (Wed), shop like a local with Tom Till Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moab road trip app.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In September, daytime highs in Moab are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Arches National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then trek along Landscape Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally trek along Pothole Point Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

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You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, with highs in Durango at 77°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Silverton.

Things to do in Durango

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Silverton

— 1 night
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Silverton route maker site.

You can drive from Durango to Silverton in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Durango in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Silverton: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Silverton

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Silverton to Mesa Verde National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Silverton in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 45°F at night. You will leave for Monument Valley on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours
Highlights from your trip

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Painted Desert Inn.

To plan Petrified Forest National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Petrified Forest National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect Petrified Forest National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 8th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center and then take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point, then make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 10th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at High Roller and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, make a trip to The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zion National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

Find out how to plan Bryce Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

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You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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.