9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Arches National Park

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.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park day trip planner.

Fort Collins to Arches National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Collins in June, with highs in Arches National Park at 95°F and lows at 61°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

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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 12th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Orange Cliffs Overlook and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. On your second day here, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, and then explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park holiday app.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 50°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 85°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Long House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Balcony House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

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On the 19th (Sat), stroll through High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, expect nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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