8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Atlantic
— 1 night
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Rifle
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Denver
— 1 night
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Joliet
— 1 night
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Atlantic

— 1 night
Atlantic is a city in, and the county seat of, Cass County, Iowa, United States, located along the East Nishnabotna River. To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Atlantic trip itinerary maker.

Traverse City to Atlantic is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Traverse City to Atlantic due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Traverse City in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°F in Atlantic. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Rifle.

Things to do in Atlantic

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Rifle

— 1 night
The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rifle online travel route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atlantic to Rifle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Rifle are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Rifle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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 19th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rifle to Canyonlands National Park in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch and then make a trip to Partition Arch.

Make your Arches National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

Make your Zion National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Arches National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Arches National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature
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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online tour planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in December: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 36°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver route app.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Denver in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 43°F and lows are around 19°F. You will leave for Joliet on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Joliet

— 1 night
Joliet is a city in Kendall and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 40mi southwest of Chicago. To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joliet online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denver to Joliet. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Joliet is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in December, expect nights in Joliet to be about the same, around 23°F, while days are little chillier, around 36°F. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Joliet

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.