8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Fly
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Dinosaur
— 1 night
Drive
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Boise to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park route app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in March: highs in Zion National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in March: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 57°F and lows are around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Long House, don't miss a visit to Park Point, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park travel planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

Dinosaur

— 1 night
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): hike along Jones Hole Trail, then hike along Harper's Corner, and then explore the striking landscape at Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dinosaur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Dinosaur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March in Dinosaur, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

On the 27th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City, cool off at Park City Mountain Resort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dinosaur to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dinosaur in March since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.