10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Moab, Fly to Cody
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Cody
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): hike along Bryce Amphitheatre, then trek along Rim Trail, and then go for a walk through Paria View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon, and finally hike along Fairyland Loop Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park day trip tool.

Houston to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Bryce Canyon National Park. In October, Bryce Canyon National Park is much colder than Houston - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

1
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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 3rd (Sat): stroll through Kayenta Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online sightseeing planner.

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 October, with highs in Zion National Park at 74°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, then hike along White Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park journey planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in October since evenings lows in Canyonlands National Park dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): hike along Tunnel Arch, then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then explore the striking landscape at Skyline Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Fiery Furnace, take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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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 8th (Thu), trek along Goosenecks Overlook, then make a trip to Fruita Schoolhouse, then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally hike along Grand Wash Trail.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park route planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arches National Park in October: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 61°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Cody

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Plains Indian Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dead Indian Summit Overlook and then take a memorable drive along Chief Joseph Hwy.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cody tour itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Capitol Reef National Park to Cody in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cody when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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