14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Chicago

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary builder website .

Chicago to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks
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Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

1
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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 15th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Inspiration Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 56°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get great views at Observation Point and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Canyon Overlook Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip maker app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In April, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rim Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point

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Page

Page ©
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.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then take in breathtaking views at Nautilus Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Page hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nautilus Rock
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley journey builder tool .

Getting from Page to Monument Valley by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, Monument Valley is little chillier than Page - with highs of 67°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Museums
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Photography Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Negro Bill Canyon Trail and Windows will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Potash Road and Double Arch. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Turret Arch in Arches National Park--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Double Arch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop, and explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moab vacation site .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Moab are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Negro Bill Canyon Trail ©
Negro Bill Canyon Trail

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