9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boise
Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cannonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Cortez
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Pleasant Grove
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h
End: Boise

1
night
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 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Factory Butte, then head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway, and then contemplate the long history of Fruita Schoolhouse.

Plan a Capitol Reef National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Boise to Capitol Reef National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In March, Capitol Reef National Park is slightly colder than Boise - with highs of 49°F and lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Cannonville.

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Side Trip

Factory Butte
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Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold
Factory Butte ©
Factory Butte
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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nights
Cannonville

Cannonville ©
Cannonville is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Cottonwood Canyon Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Paria River Canyon, trek along Bryce Amphitheatre, then trek along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Willis Creek, and finally admire the majestic nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Spooky Gulch and then admire the majestic nature at Anasazi State Park Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannonville trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Cannonville takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cannonville

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Kanab, Bryce Canyon National Park, Anasazi State Park Museum, Spooky Gulch
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Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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nights
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), cruise along Kolob Terrace Road and then head outdoors with The Subway.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannonville to Zion National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cannonville in March, with highs in Zion National Park at 64°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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Side Trips

Springdale, Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

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Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. On the 25th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and then explore the stunning scenery at Dolores Canyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cortez trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Cortez with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in March: high temperatures in Cortez hover around 59°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Cortez

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2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dead Horse Point State Park. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, then explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Moab day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cortez to Moab takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cortez in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°F in Moab. You'll set off for Pleasant Grove on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel

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night
Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove, originally named Battle Creek, is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States known as "Utah's City of Trees". Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pleasant Grove trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Moab to Pleasant Grove takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in March, you will find days in Pleasant Grove are little chillier (55°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). On the 28th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Pleasant Grove

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