29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  61 h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
St. George
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  37 h
End: Philadelphia

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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 55°F. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, then take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, then hike along North Inlet Trail, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Chasm Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dream Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. June in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Gunnison Point and then explore and take pictures at South Rim Road.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 7 hours. June in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

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Mesa Verde National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Park Point, then trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, then take a memorable drive along Ruins Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House

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Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail, stroll through Bike Fiend, don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, take a memorable drive along La Sal Mountain Loop, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab route builder site.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, Moab is a bit warmer than Mesa Verde National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Corona Arch
Corona Arch
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Windows. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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Canyonlands National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then stroll through White Rim Trail, then take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park planning app.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

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Capitol Reef National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway, then take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, and finally hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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Bryce Canyon National Park

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 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, and finally get great views at Farview Point. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. July in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryce
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Agua Canyon ©
Agua Canyon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park and then cruise along Kolob Canyon Road. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, then take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. George.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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St. George

St. George ©
St. On the 9th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. George Temple Quarry Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Tonaquint Nature Center, and finally let little ones run wild at Thunder Junction All Abilities Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St. George online route maker.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to St. George takes an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: high temperatures in St. George hover around 100°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Thunder Junction All Abilities Park ©
Thunder Junction All Abilities Park
Red Hills Desert Garden ©
Red Hills Desert Garden

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from St. George to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from St. George to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. George in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 81°F in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get great views at Maricopa Point, then make a trip to Powell Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore and take pictures at Point Imperial Drive.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Montezuma Well and Little Horse Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook and Fay Canyon Trail. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Bear Mountain Trail, admire the majestic nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brin's Mesa Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock.

Before you visit Sedona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Sedona at 92°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Verde State Historic Park, Montezuma Well
Highlights from your plan
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook ©
Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook

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