8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Moab
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Vail
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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): trek along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve and then explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Park Avenue Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, and finally hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

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Boulder to Moab is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Boulder in May, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riverside Walk and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Hidden Canyon and Kayenta Trail. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Taylor Creek, get outside with The Subway, take a memorable drive along Kolob Terrace Road, and explore and take pictures at Kolob Canyon Road.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Grand Junction

— 2 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Colorado National Monument as well as Grand Mesa. On the 28th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park and then learn about winemaking at Mesa Park Vineyards.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Grand Junction in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daytime highs in Grand Junction are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Vail.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 30th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Vail Interfaith Chapel and then sample the fine beverages at 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vail trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Vail in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Grand Junction in May, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Vail: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Vail

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.