17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Denver
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 4 nights
Fly
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dallas
— 1 night
Drive
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Mandeville

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You will leave for Moab on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 25th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Moab LCA, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, then stop by The T Shirt Shop, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Moab by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Moab hover around 76°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Shopping · Museums · Trails · Parks

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 26th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Moab - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, then hike along Angel's Landing, and then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 76°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Palm Springs

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Palm Springs side-trips: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert) and Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs route planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Palm Springs by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Zion National Park to Palm Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale, and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and finally look for gifts at Queen Creek Olive Mill Marketplace at Kierland Commons.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip planning site.

You can fly from Palm Springs to Scottsdale in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs to Scottsdale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Scottsdale when traveling from Palm Springs in June, with lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center, make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Scottsdale in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F and lows are around 42°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, shop like a local with Mama's Minerals, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally make a trip to Meow Wolf Santa Fe. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Santa Fe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 9th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Six Flags Over Texas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas driving holiday website.

Drive from Santa Fe to Dallas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Mandeville.

Things to do in Dallas

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Mandeville

Mandeville is a small city in St. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum, explore the world behind art at Abita Mystery House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fontainebleau State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mandeville trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dallas to Mandeville. In June, daily temperatures in Mandeville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mandeville

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.