18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Wellington
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Wellington

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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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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Wellington, New Zealand to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip maker app

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 bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Observation Point ©
Observation Point

1
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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 6th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Lake Powell.
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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Bryce Point ©
Bryce Point
Sunrise Point ©
Sunrise Point

1
day
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lake Powell trip builder website

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Tours Outdoors

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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 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner

You can drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Lake Powell in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are colder with lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then stroll through Broken Arrow Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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Parks Nature Trails
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

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days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sedona in March, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

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