22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Williston
— 1 night
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Washburn
— 1 night
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Mandan
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Visiting Zion National Park and Canyon Overlook Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park journey website.

Tampa to Zion National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tampa in May: highs in Zion National Park hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Old Paria, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally browse the exhibits of Moqui Cave. On your second day here, walk around Jacob Hamblin Park, explore the striking landscape at Lick Wash Slot Canyon, and then hike along Squaw Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanab tour planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Red Canyon Trail Rides and Rim Trail. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point.

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

Drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Kanab - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Arches National Park and Off-Road Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bluff Fort Historic Site and Monument Basin. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Bluff (Cow Canyon Trading Post & Pioneer Cemetery) and Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch & Island in the Sky). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Deep Desert Expeditions, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Moab day trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, Moab is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

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 22nd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally trek along Windows. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Medora.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Post Office, cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland, and then steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Medora online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Medora by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, Medora is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 65°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Williston

— 1 night
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, then contemplate the long history of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Buford State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Williston trip maker tool.

You can drive from Medora to Williston in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Williston. May in Williston sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Washburn.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites · Museums

Washburn

— 1 night
Washburn is a city in McLean County, North Dakota, United States. On the 27th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Cross Ranch State Park, get engrossed in the history at The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washburn sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Williston to Washburn in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mandan.

Things to do in Washburn

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mandan

— 2 nights
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Custer House, contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at North Dakota State Railroad Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mandan trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Washburn to Mandan by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mandan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games