16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
5
Moab
— 1 night
6
Ouray
— 8 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then walk around Indian Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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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.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park route planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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 21st (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at °F and lows at °F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Queen Victoria ©
Queen Victoria

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Tunnel Arch.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Tunnel Arch ©
Tunnel Arch
Tower Arch ©
Tower Arch

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 23rd (Fri), walk around Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moab Brand Trails.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moab online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Moab are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve
Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Visiting Bear Creek Falls and Bridal Veil hike will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Chief Ouray Mine Trail and Horsethief Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo (in Lake City), Telluride (Cornet Creek Falls & Black Bear Pass) and East Portal Road (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park). The adventure continues: hike along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, explore and take pictures at Red Mountain Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Uncompahgre Gorge, and take in the natural beauty of Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Ouray takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in August, you will find days in Ouray are colder (°F), and nights are little chillier (°F). On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Telluride, Silverton, Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo, East Portal Road, Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Silverton Mountain ©
Silverton Mountain
Bridal Veil hike ©
Bridal Veil hike

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