9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  12​h
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Lake as well as Iron Mountain Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Glenwood Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kansas City in June, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 66°F and lows at 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Hot Springs ©
Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arches National Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Arches National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
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.
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Moab in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kanarra Creek as well as Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then trek along Kanarra Creek, and then trek along The Narrows.

Before you visit Zion National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In June, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Route Railroad as well as Lost Paddle Rafting. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad and then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive.

Planning Canon City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Zion National Park to Canon City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Canon City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Lost Paddle Rafting ©
Lost Paddle Rafting
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Royal Gorge Route Railroad ©
Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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