17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hillsboro
Drive:  25​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  24​h
End: Hillsboro

3
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Golden Spike National Historic Site and Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Step out of Salt Lake City to go to Park City and see Fatali Gallery, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square and explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip site .

Hillsboro to Salt Lake City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Fatali Gallery, Timpanogos Cave National Monument
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riverside Walk and Court of the Patriarchs. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. The adventure continues: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail and stroll through Angel's Landing.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Zion National Park trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, Zion National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lipan Point and Yavapai Point. On the 14th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

3
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moki Dugway and Muley Point Overlook. There's much more to do: trek along Wildcat Trail, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., walk around Sandstone Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Gulch Primitive Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In September, Monument Valley is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Utah, Mexican Hat
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Windows and Landscape Arch. And it doesn't end there: hike along Fiery Furnace, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, and explore and take pictures at Delicate Arch.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Arches National Park in 4 hours. In September in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Partition Arch ©
Partition Arch

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