9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Denver

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in January, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix day trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Phoenix by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Phoenix is warmer than Denver - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church ©
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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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.
Visit Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot for their historical value. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Tusayan Museum. On the 29th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

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Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 44°F and lows at 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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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Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): trek along Alstrom Point and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lake Powell trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lake Powell, with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Alstrom Point
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Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Queen's Garden Trail.

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Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Lake Powell, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 36°F to lows of 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along The Narrows. On the next day, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then hike along Angel's Landing.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park route planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in February; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 58°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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