8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Beaumont
Drive:  8​h
1
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Escalante
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
6
Walla Walla
— Few hours
End: Walla Walla

few
hours
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 Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park travel route planner .

Beaumont to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beaumont to Zion National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Beaumont in September, with highs in Zion National Park at 84°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 14th (Sat), trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Powell and then cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Escalante road trip planning website .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Escalante in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Escalante reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Highway 12 Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park day trip planning site .

Drive from Escalante to Arches National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Escalante in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mammoth Hot Springs as well as Norris Geyser Basin. On the 18th (Wed), trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail and then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. You will leave for Walla Walla on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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hours
Walla Walla

Walla Walla
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Walla Walla online travel route planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Walla Walla by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Walla Walla is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Walla Walla, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 55°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Parks Outdoors

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