8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tucson
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Tucson
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tucson

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tohono Chul, and then get great views at Gates Pass.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tucson driving holiday planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tucson. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
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Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Tohono Chul ©
Tohono Chul
Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock State Park, then make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and then hike along Broken Arrow Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in May, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 78°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park
Sedona Airport Overlook ©
Sedona Airport Overlook

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online route builder .

Drive from Sedona to Monument Valley in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Sedona in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Museums

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
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Photography Tours
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and then don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch and then head off-road at local off-road trails.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moab tour planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. May in Moab sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Off-Road & ATV Trails

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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 12th (Sun), trot along with a tour on horseback, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in May, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 63°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Kanab

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Heart Gallery.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kanab trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Kanab: highs are around 76°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Photography Tours
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Raven's Heart Gallery ©
Raven's Heart Gallery

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), get great views at Observation Point, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

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