8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Taxi:  9​h 45​min
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Philadelphia

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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.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

Philadelphia to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Philadelphia in October, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), get great views at Fairyland Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip app .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In October, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Calf Creek Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, and then take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Escalante sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Escalante are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

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Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Lower Calf Creek Falls ©
Lower Calf Creek Falls

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Canyonlands National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip maker site .

Drive from Escalante to Canyonlands National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Escalante in October, things will get a bit warmer in Canyonlands National Park: highs are around 71°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Arches National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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