9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Boise
— 1 day
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Denver
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 22nd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Wahooz Family Fun Zone and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Boise trip planner.

Portland to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Boise are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

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Highlights from your trip

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, then steep yourself in history at McCune Mansion, and finally explore the stunning scenery at City Creek Canyon.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can fly from Boise to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, trek along Windows, and then hike along Balanced Rock Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, enjoy unforgettable views with Canyonlands Ballooning, and then take a memorable tour with Moab Jett.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moab day trip planning site.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. August in Moab sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 26th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, stop by Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Moab to Colorado Springs by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 83°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, examine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to San Antonio. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 98°F and 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Austin are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 29th (Sun), hike along Doe Mountain Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site, and then get a dose of the wild on Arizona Tour & Travel - Day Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sedona day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Sedona takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 89°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks, then explore the activities along Lake Powell, and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sedona to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.