9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Camp Verde
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 5th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, and then Head underground at King's Palace. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. June in Carlsbad Caverns National Park sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Tombstone

— 1 night

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Colossal Cave Mountain Park as well as Kartchner Caverns State Park. On the 7th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Colossal Cave Mountain Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kartchner Caverns State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bird Cage Theatre, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tombstone planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Tombstone takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Tombstone sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Camp Verde.

Things to do in Tombstone

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camp Verde

— 1 night
Camp Verde is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum as well as Grand Canyon South Rim. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum, admire the majestic nature at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Montezuma Castle National Monument and then stroll through Fort Verde State Historic Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Camp Verde journey builder site.

Getting from Tombstone to Camp Verde by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Camp Verde can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Camp Verde

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as well as Canyon Overlook Trail. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyon Overlook Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and car from Camp Verde to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Camp Verde in June, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Four Corners Monument as well as Devils Garden Trailhead. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch, then hike along Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Windows.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Arches National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in June since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 61°F.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.