16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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.
Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Newark to Zion National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Zion National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park vacation tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Page trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: highs in Page hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in July, things will get little chillier in Monument Valley: highs are around 90°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

1
night
Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moab online trip builder .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In July, Moab is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. You will leave for Arches National Park on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Windows, and finally hike along Double Arch.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Moab to Arches National Park by car takes about an hour. July in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Mesa Arch
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get great views at Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and hike along Artist Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Arches National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then explore and take pictures at Temple Square, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 95°F and lows about 70°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canyons Village at Park City
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Red Butte Garden ©
Red Butte Garden

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Sun), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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