17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
bus:  9​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

2
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Springs Preserve, make a trip to Stratosphere Tower, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally meet the residents at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Helicopter Tours
Springs Preserve ©
Springs Preserve

1
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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.
To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Parks Trails Outdoors
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
day
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 5th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Bryce Point ©
Bryce Point
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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hours
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
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.
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.
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Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

1
day
Monument Valley

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 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley takes 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Outdoors Tours Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. See even more of Las Vegas: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip generator.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

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Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 15°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

few
hours
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 21°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.
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Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Crissy Field make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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