59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Drive:  2​h
1
Phoenix
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Capitol Reef National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Canyonlands National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Arches National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Knoxville

14
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Visiting Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Liberty Wildlife will get you outdoors. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior), Lost Dutchman State Park (in Apache Junction) and Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the fascinating landscape at North Mountain/ Shaw Butte.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip maker .

Tucson to Phoenix is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Tucson in February, Phoenix is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, Superstition Mountains, Lost Dutchman State Park
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Calico Hills, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing planner .

Getting from Phoenix to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in March; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 74°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Veteran's Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Veteran's Memorial Park

7
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 Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey builder app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Observation Point. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, get great views at Paria View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in March, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 49°F and lows at 20°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Capitol Reef National Park and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Change things up with a short trip to Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: hike along Capitol Gorge Trail, make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs, contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground, and stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park day trip tool .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Capitol Reef National Park are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Anasazi State Park Museum
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Anasazi State Park Museum ©
Anasazi State Park Museum

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Murphy Point Trail and Horseshoe Canyon. There's much more to do: hike along Confluence Overlook Trail, get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip app .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Canyonlands National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook
Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Double Arch and Turret Arch. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, trek along Double O Arch, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. April in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

7
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Elephant Back Mountain and Grand Teton. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 54 minutes away. On the 20th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the awesome beauty at Old Gardiner Road, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Arches National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arches National Park in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 42°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Step out of the city life by going to Badlands National Park and Panorama Point Overlook. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and hike along Notch Trail.

You can plan Badlands National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Badlands National Park: highs are around 58°F and lows about 30°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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