16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  31​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Ouray
— 8 nights
Drive:  17​h
End: Dallas

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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): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, and then stroll around Indian Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8.5-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 in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 77°F and lows about 46°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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 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 92°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend, and then trek along Moab Brand Trails.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moab journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. August in Moab sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive 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. Explore hidden gems such as Silverton Mountain and Bridal Veil hike. Ouray County Museum and Black Bear Pass will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouray: East Portal Road (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park), Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo (in Lake City) and Cornet Creek Falls (in Telluride). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, take in the natural beauty of Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa, stroll through Baby Bath Tubs Trail, and trek along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ouray trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Moab to Ouray in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Moab, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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