9 days in United States Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Grand Junction
— 1 day
Drive
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Moab, Fly to San Diego

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Grand Junction — 1 day

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip planner.

San Diego to Grand Junction is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Junction. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Junction: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 31st (Mon), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Moab LCA, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arches National Park, and finally make a trip to The Overlook Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Grand Junction to Moab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Moab are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Windows, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch. On your second day here, cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. November in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 1 night

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip website.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef National Park — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Capitol Reef National Park with a short trip to The Wolverton Mill in Hanksville, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs, admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, and trek along Capitol Gorge Trail.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in November, with highs in Capitol Reef National Park at 47°F and lows at 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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