4 Day Trip to Moab, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, UtahDuration: 4.5 days
Mileage: ~1600
Starting point: Irvine, CA
States: CA, NV, AZ, UT
Budget for 2 people: $800 ($250 hotel, $200 gas, $250 food, $100 other)

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  • Day 0: drive from Irvine, CA to St. George, UT (400 mi, 7 h)
  • Day 1: visit Antelope Canyon, AZ (160 mi, 3 h); Horseshoe Bend, AZ (10 mi, 20 min); then drive to Monument Valley, UT (130 mi, 2.5 h)
  • Day 2: sunrise at Monument Valley, UT; Natural Bridges National Monument, UT (70 mi, 2 h, 3 mi gravel one lane steep road); sunset at Arches National Park, Moab, UT (120 mi, 2.5 h)
  • Day 3: Arches National Park; drive to Cedar City (300 mi, 5 h)
  • Day 4: drive back home (450 mi, 7 h if no traffic from Las Vegas)

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4 Day Trip to Portland

Flight: Orange County, SNA – Portland – Orange County, SNA
Cannon Beach, OregonDuration: 4 days
Mileage: ~1000
Starting point: Irvine, CA
States: OR
Budget for 2 people: $850 ($20 flight – we used our points, $240 hotel, $70 car rental for 2 days, $150 gas, $320 food, $50 other)

  • Day 1: flight to Portland, explore downtown
  • Day 2: drive to Crater Lake National Park (600 mi, 11 h round trip), visit Bend on the way
  • Day 3: Multnomah Falls (30 mi, 40 min); Oneonta Gorge (2 mi, 10 min); Cannon Beach (120 mi, 2.5 h one way)
  • Day 4: Portland, flight back home

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