8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Scranton
— Few hours
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
3
Hartford
— 1 night
4
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
6
Page
— 2 nights

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Scranton

Scranton ©
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Historical Catholic Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Scranton travel website.

Newark to Scranton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in July, Scranton is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Scranton

Museums Historic Sites
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Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum ©
Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum

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night
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, thenhike along Alum Cave Trail, and finally pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Getting from Scranton to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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Hartford

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hartford, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Hartford with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Hartford

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 4th (Sat), go for a walk through Fairy Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wellington Trail, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Recreation Path, thentake in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge attractions site.

Fly from Hartford to Breckenridge in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hartford to Breckenridge. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hartford in July: high temperatures in Breckenridge hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vail Recreation Path, South Park City Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), trek along South Kaibab Trail, thentake some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planning site.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Page: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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