17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Durango
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
9
Telluride
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Tampa

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
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 11th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then grab your bike and head to White Rim Road.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park planner .

Tampa to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Tampa to Canyonlands National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in July, you will find days in Canyonlands National Park are a bit warmer (97°F), and nights are a bit cooler (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
White Rim Road ©
White Rim Road

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy and then trek along Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Moab are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Fairyland Loop Trail and then hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park online journey planner .

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Page driving holiday planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Page: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kolb Studio and Tusayan Museum. Next up on the itinerary: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, trek along Bright Angel Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., trot along with a tour on horseback, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Long House, steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

3
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Honeyville, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Springs Resort & Spa, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Durango, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In July in Durango, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Pagosa Springs, Aztec Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cornet Creek Falls.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Telluride trip builder .

Take a shuttle from Durango to Telluride in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in July, you will find days in Telluride are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel
Telluride Historical Museum ©
Telluride Historical Museum

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