9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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Arches National Park

— 1 night

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 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Windows.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip site.

Durham to Arches National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Durham to Arches National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durham in April: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then stroll through Angel's Landing.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Observation Point Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel route website.

Fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 42°F to lows of 17°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 56°F and lows are around 30°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.