16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Montrose, Drive to Canyonlands National Park
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
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Drive to Page, Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Tucson
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Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Patagonia
— 1 night
Drive to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monument Basin. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, then trek along Murphy Point Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park sightseeing planning site.

Los Angeles to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Canyonlands National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canyonlands National Park, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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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 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, hike along Landscape Arch, and then take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. August in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Off-Road Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at RedRock Astronomy and Gallery Moab LCA. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Downtown Grand Junction in Grand Junction--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument, take a memorable tour with Deep Desert Expeditions, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planning site.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Monument Valley

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bluff Fort Historic Site and Navajo National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 16 Room Cliff House and Pioneer Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Monument Valley to Hite to see Hite Marina about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Mission San Xavier del Bac. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, and shop like a local with Philabaum Glass Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Monument Valley to Tucson in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, Tucson is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Patagonia.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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Patagonia

Patagonia is a town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. On the 8th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Empire-Cienega Resource Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds.

Before you visit Patagonia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Tucson to Patagonia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in September: high temperatures in Patagonia hover around 87°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patagonia

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.