21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Los Angeles, Bus to Palm Springs
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Tusayan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mojave
— 1 night
Drive

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Palm Springs

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Palm Springs holiday website.

Fresno to Palm Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fresno in September, with highs in Palm Springs at 100°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale

— 3 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Scottsdale is known for parks, golf, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Butterfly Wonderland, and view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Scottsdale trip planning tool.

Fly from Palm Springs to Scottsdale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 99°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip builder site.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, Sedona is little chillier than Scottsdale - with highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tusayan.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Tusayan

— 3 nights
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista and then take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center.

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

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tusayan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in September, expect nights in Tusayan to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 23rd (Thu): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Page road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tusayan to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Tusayan in September, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 86°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 25th (Sat): stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley online attractions planner.

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Page in September; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 81°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and finally trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park online vacation planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look and learn at RedRock Astronomy and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moab trip planning website.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Moab. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally hike along Pothole Point Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 day
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.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, with highs in Capitol Reef National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. September in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

Plan my trip to Zion National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 36°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mojave

— 1 night
To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mojave road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Mojave. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Mojave is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Mojave, with highs around 80°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 59°F. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mojave

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.