9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
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Phoenix
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Emigrant
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

1
day
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Phoenix. Expect a daytime high around 106°F in July, and nighttime lows around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix ©

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): hike along Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then stroll through Fiery Furnace.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip planner .

Getting from Phoenix to Arches National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, Arches National Park is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, Keystone is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Emigrant.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

2
nights
Emigrant

Emigrant ©
Emigrant is an unincorporated community in Park County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Emigrant side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Lamar Valley, Artist Point, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Dailey Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Emigrant day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Emigrant takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in July: highs in Emigrant hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Emigrant

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Dailey Lake ©
Dailey Lake
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. On the 27th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and finally trek along Taggart Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moose trip planner .

Drive from Emigrant to Moose in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Emigrant in July, things will get slightly colder in Moose: highs are around 79°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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