8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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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 15th (Mon): cruise along Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): trek along Angel's Landing and then hike along The Narrows.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Zion National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are much warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get great views at Fairyland Point, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in July, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 81°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

1
night
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 21st (Sun): stroll through Pothole Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough 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.