8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US tour planner

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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip maker site.

Chicago to Zion National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are slightly colder (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then trek along Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, and finally explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Arches National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arches National Park, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hike along Cub Lake Trail and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and train. October in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature