12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cortez
— 2 nights
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Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

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. On the 14th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moab sightseeing planner.

Denver to Moab is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Moab sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Page

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, then stroll through Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Marble Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Page day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Page. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Flagstaff

— 3 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Montezuma Castle National Monument, Tuzigoot National Monument, Lowell Observatory, and other attractions. Step out of Flagstaff to go to Grand Canyon National Park and see Navajo Bridge, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Wupatki National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Flagstaff trip builder app.

Drive from Page to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Page in October, things will get little chillier in Flagstaff: highs are around 65°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

Petrified Forest National Park

— 1 night
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 21st (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Forest Trail, and then trek along Blue Mesa.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park holiday builder website.

Getting from Flagstaff to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Petrified Forest National Park are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Cortez

— 2 nights
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 Four Corners Monument as well as Yucca House National Monument. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, then contemplate the long history of Hubbell Trading Post, and then make a trip to Four Corners Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Hovenweep National Monument and then explore the ancient world of Yucca House National Monument.

Make your Cortez itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Cortez takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cortez can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

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.