17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Tombstone
— 1 night
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
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Montezuma
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 day
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
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Winslow
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Tombstone — 1 night

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Historic Gleeson Jail, then stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tombstone road trip site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tombstone. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then Head underground at Big Room. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome, explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Tombstone to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montezuma.
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Montezuma

Montezuma is an unincorporated community in San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Montezuma trip planner.

Drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Montezuma in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in June, expect Montezuma to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 52°F. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Balcony House and then hike along Spruce Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then cruise along Ruins Road, and then delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Montezuma to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Montezuma in June, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 3 nights

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.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace and then don't miss a visit to Four Corners Monument. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In June, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Mesa Verde National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 1 day

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 17th (Fri), hike along Pothole Point Trail, cruise along White Rim Road, and then hike along Neck Spring.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park journey planning tool.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hike along Wildcat Trail, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monument Valley online trip maker.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.
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Petrified Forest National Park — 1 night

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 19th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Long Logs Loop and then don't miss a visit to Painted Desert Inn.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Monument Valley to Petrified Forest National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Monument Valley in June since evenings lows in Petrified Forest National Park dip to 46°F. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Winslow.
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Winslow

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Rock Art Canyon Ranch.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Winslow route site.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Winslow in 2 hours. In June, Winslow is a bit warmer than Petrified Forest National Park - with highs of 96°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.
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Flagstaff — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Humphrey's Peak and then get impressive views of San Francisco Peaks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Flagstaff online journey planner.

Drive from Winslow to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Winslow in June, with highs in Flagstaff at 82°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get great views at Maricopa Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and then hike along Navajo Loop Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rim Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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