40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Roswell
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 8 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Bryce
— 4 nights
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Kanab
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Cedar City
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 7 nights

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Billy the Kid Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Bottomless Lakes State Park and Singing Road. Get out of town with these interesting Roswell side-trips: Fort Sumner (Billy the Kid’s Grave & Old Fort Sumner Museum), Fort Stanton (Fort Stanton Historical Site & Fort Stanton Museum) and Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery (in San Patricio). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, get engrossed in the history at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Historic District.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Roswell is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Roswell to be somewhat warmer, around 67°F, while days are much warmer, around 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
International UFO Museum and Research Center ©
Fort Stanton Museum ©
Fort Stanton Museum

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Old River Road Plantation Adventure. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Evergreen Plantation. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Saint Francisville (West Feliciana Historical Society Museum, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, &more), Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, contemplate the long history of Destrehan Plantation, and get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip planning app.

You can fly from Roswell to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Roswell to New Orleans is 1 hour. When traveling from Roswell in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 82°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park road trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Canyonlands National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Canyonlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect colder evenings in Canyonlands National Park when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

5
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Moab

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 Delicate Arch and Climbing Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Canyonlands Ballooning. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Windows & Landscape Arch). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balanced Rock Trail, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Moab, and take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Moab driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Skydive Moab ©
Skydive Moab

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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 11th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley holiday planner.

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 3 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

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Bryce

Bryce ©
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Take a break from the city and head to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Highway 12 Scenic Byway. Step off the beaten path and head to Navajo Loop Trail and Sunset Point. Change things up with a short trip to Kodachrome Basin State Park in Cannonville (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, get great views at Sunrise Point, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, and take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce in 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in September: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): scramble along the landscape with Kanab Tour Company, take an in-depth tour of Moqui Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanab day trip site.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Kanab takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in September: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 84°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanab Tour Company ©
Kanab Tour Company
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

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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.
Get outdoors at Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Step off the beaten path and head to The Narrows and Zion Shuttle. The adventure continues: hike along Riverside Walk, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cedar City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
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Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Dixie National Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Southern Utah Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cedar City travel tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Cedar City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cedar City: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Cedar City

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center ©
Dixie National Forest ©
Dixie National Forest
Southern Utah Museum of Art ©
Southern Utah Museum of Art

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cedar City to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cedar City in September since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alki Beach and Brackett's Landing South. Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Snoqualmie (Snoqualmie Falls & Railroad Community Park), Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Museum of Glass, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, and see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday website.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Seattle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls