26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sedona
— 3 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
4
St. George
— 2 nights
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
7
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
8
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
9
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
10
Moab
— 2 nights
11
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
12
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
13
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
14
Denver
— 2 nights

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Oak Creek Canyon will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slide Rock State Park and West Fork Oak Creek Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Broken Arrow Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip tool.

Philadelphia to Sedona is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Point, thentake in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Keep things going the next day: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, thenhave fun at Gun Garage, thenget your game on at Dig This, and finally enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much hotter (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. George.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dig This ©
Dig This

2
nights
St. George

St. On the 29th (Tue), stroll around Red Hills Desert Garden, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Snow Canyon State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Gunlock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Pioneer Park, thensee Off-Road Tours, and then learn more about the world around you at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm.

Plan my day in St. George using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Las Vegas to St. George in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to St. George due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in St. George. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Snow Canyon State Park, Gunlock State Park, Off-Road Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Snow Canyon State Park ©
Snow Canyon State Park
Gunlock State Park ©
Gunlock State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and then admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): trek along Pa'rus Trail, thentake a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then stroll through Angel's Landing.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from St. George to Zion National Park in an hour. Traveling from St. George in June, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Queen's Garden Trail, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, thentrek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Bristlecone Loop, and finally trek along Rim Trail.

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

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kodachrome Basin State Park
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park

1
night
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 5th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Cohab Canyon Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park , and then admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): hike along Pothole Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally trek along White Rim Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Canyonlands National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Pothole Arch, thenexplore the striking landscape at Windows, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and finally don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, thenexplore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, thenexplore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Arches National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

2
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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Negro Bill Canyon Trail, thenshop like a local with Tom Till Gallery, thenexplore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, and finally admire all the interesting features of La Sal Mountain Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then hike along Balanced Rock Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Moab day trip tool.

Getting from Arches National Park to Moab by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, thendelve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, thendelve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, Mesa Verde National Park is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a memorable drive along South Rim Road and then explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 4 hours. In July in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, hike along Tundra Communities Trail, thentake a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, explore and take pictures at Old Fall River Road, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, thentrek along Cub Lake Trail, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 7 hours. In July in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Denver are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Flatirons, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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