9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  6​h
1
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Phoenix


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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. You've now added Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to your itinerary.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning app .

Phoenix to Monument Valley is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in June, with highs in Monument Valley at 87°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Durango.

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Nature Parks

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Forrest Gump Point
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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Durango

Durango
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Durango in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Monument Valley in June since evenings lows in Durango dip to 44°F. You will leave for Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
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Ouray

Ouray
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Ouray. While traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. On the 24th (Mon), you're off toMoab.

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Outdoors Parks Nature

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You've now added Dead Horse Point State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moab holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Moab hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then stroll through Double Arch, and then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Trails Parks
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch

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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 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park , contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Capitol Reef National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Moab in June, plan for little chillier days in Capitol Reef National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are colder with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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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 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then hike along Queen's Garden Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Emerald Pools, Riverside Walk and Zion Shuttle. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, admire the sheer force of Emerald Pools, and then hike along Riverside Walk.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

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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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. On the 30th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

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