17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Bus to Bright Angle Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Fri), engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, and finally head outdoors with House of Motorrad. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in January, with highs in Denver at 44°F and lows at 21°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Keystone.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone

— 2 nights
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at Frisco Adventure Park and Sally Barber Mine Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue River Sports and Vail / Beaver Creek Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail), Main Street (in Breckenridge) and Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Keystone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Denver in January, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Keystone: temperatures range from 17°F by day to 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Landscape Arch, explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, then trek along Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Keystone to Arches National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in January: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 36°F and lows are around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): trek along White Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, then take in breathtaking views at Orange Cliffs Overlook, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in January, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park .

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Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Capitol Reef National Park, with lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally hike along Queen's Garden Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary maker.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 24th (Sun), admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, stroll through Hualapai Hilltop, then get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point, and finally go for a walk through The Trail of Time. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Grandview Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Mather Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 44°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Tuzigoot National Monument and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Red Rock State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite). And it doesn't end there: trek along Doe Mountain Trail, stroll through West Fork Oak Creek Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, and explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sedona attractions planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (54°F), and nights are warmer (37°F). You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas and then enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then have fun at The Range 702, then enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, and finally enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip site.

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Museums · Tours · Adventure

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.