9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boise
Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Boise

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night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip builder app .

Boise to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. May in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park . Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs, contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground, then contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, then hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally stroll through Goosenecks Overlook.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in May, with highs in Capitol Reef National Park at 63°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Queen's Garden Trail, admire all the interesting features of Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Angel's Landing and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 76°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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