20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Detroit
— 1 day
2
Denver
— 3 nights
3
Moab
— 3 nights
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
6
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
7
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip maker site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Estes Park (Art Center of Estes Park Gallery, Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, &more) and Colorado Springs (Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, Garden of the Gods, &more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Denver takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Denver. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Estes Park, Colorado Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Off-Road Tours
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

3
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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 5th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Bike Fiend, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Moab day trip planning tool.

Getting from Denver to Moab by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park holiday maker tool.

Drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, trek along Angel's Landing, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip website.

Getting from Arches National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, Zion National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip site.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway
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Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, hike along Tundra Communities Trail, thenadmire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and finally trek along Never Summer Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Sprague Lake and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Rocky Mountain National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, Rocky Mountain National Park is little chillier at night with lows of °F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Sprague Lake
Sprague Lake

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

You can fly from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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