12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 day
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Moab
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Kayenta
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
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Santa Fe
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Fort Worth
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Hoover
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Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Plan trip to Oklahoma City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Birmingham to Oklahoma City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham in April, plan for little chillier nights in Oklahoma City, with lows around 48°F. You'll set off for Albuquerque on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip builder tool.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque. Traveling from Oklahoma City in April, plan for little chillier nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 43°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Page.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You've now added Antelope Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Page trip simple and quick.

Fly from Albuquerque to Page in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Page are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature

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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in April: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 25°F. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 day
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.
You've now added Highway 12 Scenic Byway to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park holiday website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in April, with highs in Capitol Reef National Park at 56°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You've now added Canyonlands National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Canyonlands National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip builder website.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Moab in 3 hours. In April, Moab is a bit warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You will leave for Monument Valley on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 30th (Fri), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Kayenta.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Kayenta

— 1 night
Kayenta is a U.S. census-designated place which is part of the Navajo Nation and is in Navajo County, Arizona. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Navajo Cultural Center, don't miss a visit to Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit, and then explore the striking landscape at Church Rock.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kayenta trip itinerary maker site.

Kayenta is just a stone's throw from Monument Valley. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kayenta, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Kayenta

Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and then examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

Plan my Mesa Verde National Park trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Kayenta to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kayenta in May: high temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 72°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Fort Worth

— 1 night

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 3rd (Mon), take a stroll through Sundance Square and then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Fort Worth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in May: high temperatures in Fort Worth hover around 83°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Hoover

— 1 day
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Bessemer Hall of History Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Aldridge Gardens, and then pause for some photo ops at Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hoover trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fort Worth to Hoover. In May in Hoover, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hoover

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.