22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 15​min
End: Newcastle

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Temple of Sinawava Trail and Riverside Walk. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. The adventure continues: trek along Kayenta Trail.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Newcastle, Australia to Zion National Park is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle to Zion National Park is minus 17 hours. When traveling from Newcastle in June, plan for much warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

4
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.
Visiting Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunset Point and Bryce Amphitheatre. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Under-the-Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, get great views at Fairyland Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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.
On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and then take in the views from Navajo Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Page to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Slickrock Bike Trail and Double O Arch. RedRock Astronomy and Bret Edge Photography Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Sand Dune Arch & Wolfe Ranch) and Canyonlands National Park (White Rim Road & White Rim Trail). There's much more to do: trek along Park Avenue Trail, examine the collection at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, take a memorable drive along Scenic Byway of Highway 128, and admire all the interesting features of Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Page to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in June, Moab is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Scenic Byway of Highway 128
Highlights from your plan
Double O Arch ©
Double O Arch
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 30th (Tue), hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, and then stroll through Castle Creek Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the views at Roaring Fork Valley, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then admire all the interesting features of The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Moab to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Moab in June, things will get slightly colder in Aspen: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Houston.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Roaring Fork Valley, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Ashcroft Ghost Town ©
Ashcroft Ghost Town
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Escape the urban bustle at Washington-on-the-Brazos and Brazos Bend State Park. Get some cultural insight at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Glenwood Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Funeral History, steep yourself in history at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and get engrossed in the history at Lone Star Flight Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect nights in Houston to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Washington-on-the-Brazos, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brazos Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park
National Museum of Funeral History ©

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