10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Tucson
— 1 day
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Rapid City
— 2 nights

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tucson trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tucson. In July, daily temperatures in Tucson can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway ©
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, thenget great views at Lipan Point, and finally get great views at Pipe Creek Vista.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. When traveling from Tucson in July, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, thentake some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, thentrek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 25th (Sat), visit Downtown Rapid City, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, thenexplore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rapid City itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Bryce Canyon National Park to Rapid City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, Rapid City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Keystone, Sylvan Lake, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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