27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Macon
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
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Homer
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Greenwood
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: Macon

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a town in and the parish seat of Claiborne Parish in northern Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer trip planning site .

Macon to Homer is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Macon to Homer is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Greenwood.

Things to do in Homer

Museums
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Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum ©
Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum

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Greenwood

Greenwood ©
Greenwood is a town in southern Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church, then try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Greenwood trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Homer to Greenwood takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Greenwood

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shreveport, Margaritaville Resort Casino
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Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
First United Methodist Church ©
First United Methodist Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church ©
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of South Rim Road and then take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Needle Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Rim.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Greenwood to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Greenwood to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Greenwood in September; daily highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Needle Rock
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Needle Rock ©
Needle Rock

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Little Medano Creek and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect little chillier evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in September, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 12th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Lake Powell with the Route module. When traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Lake Powell: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Zion National Park. Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Springdale to see David J West Gallery about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Shuttle, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Powell to Zion National Park. Traveling from Lake Powell in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Zion National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

David J West Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get great views at Mather Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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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 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park . Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs and then head off-road at local off-road trails.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park trip planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In September in Capitol Reef National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Colorado National Monument and Windows. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, stroll through Fiery Furnace, trek along Tunnel Arch, and don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park online day trip planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. In September, Arches National Park is somewhat warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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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 (Fri), trek along Pothole Point Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then trek along Wildcat Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Moki Dugway, explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley planner .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Cliff Palace and Balcony House will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and Hovenweep National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mesa Verde National Park: Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos) and Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Long House, make a trip to Far View Sites, and hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Monument Valley in September, with lows around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cortez, Balloon Rides, Four Corners Monument
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Balloon Rides
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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