8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
— 1 night


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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Park City (Canyons Village at Park City, Ski Butlers Park City, &more), Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Square, steep yourself in history at McCune Mansion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City itinerary builder site.

Boise to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 23rd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then make a trip to Park Point, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. March in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip


Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): trek along Jones Hole Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dinosaur tour builder tool.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Dinosaur in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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.