16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+4
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
3
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Kanab
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 2nd (Tue), trek along Ute Trail, then stroll through Castle Creek Road, and then identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner.

Phoenix to Aspen is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Botanic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Steamboat Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Fri), trek along Cascade Falls Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Falls, and finally stroll through Perimeter Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray route website.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Steamboat Springs to Ouray in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a spin around town with Bike Tours, hike along Piedra River Trail, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort and then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
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 8th (Mon): engage your brain at Powerhouse Science Center, identify plant and animal life at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, hike along Animas Mountain Trail, grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail, then head outdoors with Duranglers Flies and Supplies, and finally explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Durango journey builder website.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Durango are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Powerhouse Science Center ©
Powerhouse Science Center
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Off-Road Tours

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 (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Windows. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, then hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park online travel route planner.

Drive from Durango to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Durango in June, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

2
nights
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 12th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon.

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

Getting from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Arches National Park, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryce
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Agua Canyon ©
Agua Canyon
Ponderosa Canyon ©
Ponderosa Canyon

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Checkerboard Mesa, get a taste of the local shopping with David J West Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail, and finally view the masterpieces at LaFave Gallery. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at Moqui Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally examine the collection at Little Hollywood Movie Museum.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Kanab trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect Kanab to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 11°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Springdale, Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Off-Road Tours

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