16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Madison

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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

Madison to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Madison to Las Vegas. In September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Madison - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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nights
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.
Visiting Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Navajo Loop Trail. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Under-the-Rim Trail. It doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail and look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
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Horseback Riding Tours
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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 5th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, hike along Turret Arch, and then take in the awesome beauty at Colorado National Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, make a trip to Wolfe Ranch Rock Art, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Arches National Park at 71°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Island in the Sky
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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