13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Park City
— 1 night
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic 25th Street and Utah State Railroad Museum. Get some cultural insight at Pioneer Memorial Museum and Church Office Building. Take a break from Salt Lake City with a short trip to John M. Browning Firearms Museum in Ogden, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square, and examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City online road trip planner.

Philadelphia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Park City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, identify plant and animal life at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, then trek along Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fatali Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Park City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Park City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect Park City to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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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 17th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Pothole Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and finally hike along Pine Tree Arch Trail. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Arches National Park using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Park City to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Park City in June: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, stroll through Rainbow Point, then take a memorable tour with Bryce Canyon ATV Adventures, and finally get interesting insight from Red Canyon Trail Rides. Keep things going the next day: gear up at Ruby's Inn, identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, then trek along Rim Trail, then hike along Bristlecone Loop, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Paria View.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 40°F. You'll set off for Capitol Reef National Park on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 22nd (Tue), hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail and then trek along Grand Wash Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, then contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, then admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, and finally trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

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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 24th (Thu): hike along Pothole Point Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from Capitol Reef National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Canyonlands National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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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.