9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive
2
Arches National Park
Drive
3
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 day
Drive
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
7
Kanab
— 1 night
Shuttle
8
Page
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Kayenta
Drive
11
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
12
Grand Junction
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Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, then engage your brain at John McConnell Math and Science Center, then learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Debeque Canyon Winery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction travel itinerary planner.

Knoxville to Grand Junction is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Knoxville in May: high temperatures in Grand Junction hover around 73°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Museums

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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 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch and then make a trip to Delicate Arch.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Arches National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dead Horse Point State Park. On the 4th (Tue), trek along Pothole Point Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. May in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in May; daily highs in Capitol Reef National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 6th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online journey builder.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
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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.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In May, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 7th (Fri), look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then explore the ancient world of Moqui Cave.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Page.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Page

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Page online route builder.

You can take a shuttle from Kanab to Page in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Kanab in May, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park planner.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are much colder (33°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kayenta.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Kayenta

Kayenta is a U.S. For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kayenta trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kayenta in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Kayenta are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are much warmer (55°F). On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kayenta

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planner.

Monument Valley is just a stone's throw from Kayenta. In May, Monument Valley is slightly colder than Kayenta - with highs of 74°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours
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Grand Junction

Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Junction takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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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.