22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  44 h
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 19th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah and then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip website.

Adelaide, Australia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 28- hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -16.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 21st (Mon), cruise along Kolob Terrace Road.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then trek along Navajo Loop Trail. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Inspiration Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bryce Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Agua Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Agua Canyon ©
Agua Canyon

2
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park and then hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, then get outside with Notom Road Scenic Backway, and finally don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park online trip maker.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Capitol Reef National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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 27th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September, expect Canyonlands National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, then make a trip to Partition Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Landscape Arch. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park vacation app.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Sky Adventures as well as Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with Blue Sky Adventures.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are colder (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Blue Sky Adventures ©
Blue Sky Adventures
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool ©
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then stroll through Tundra Communities Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then explore the activities along Sky Pond, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Sky Pond ©
Sky Pond

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
You've added Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Rainbow Falls, Garden of the Gods, and other attractions to your itinerary.

Make your Denver itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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