16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Durango
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night

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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 14th (Mon): stroll through Point Lookout Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Durango day trip planning website.

In June, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Fe National Cemetery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe travel route planner.

You can drive from Durango to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Durango in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Coronado Historic Site and then explore by horseback at The Stables at Tamaya. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, then look for gifts at The Candy Lady, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Foothills Trails.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, then explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome, and finally explore the activities along Green Lake.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Carlsbad Caverns National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Phoenix.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Phoenix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Carlsbad Caverns National Park - with highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Flagstaff

— 3 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Visiting Humphrey's Peak and Mount Wilson Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Soldier Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Sedona (Village Gallery of Local Artists & Munds Wagon Trail). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of San Francisco Peaks, walk around Thorpe Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Historic Brewing Company.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Flagstaff by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, Flagstaff is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 32°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 24th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail and then hike along Watchman Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Flagstaff, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Arch, then make a trip to Partition Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally stroll through Pine Tree Arch Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park online tour planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Arches National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): walk around Ensign Peak Park, then contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Office Building, and finally explore the stunning scenery at City Creek Canyon.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Arches National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
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.