21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Wellington
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  22​h 45​min
Wellington

5
days
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip tool

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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Wellington in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
days
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 14th (Sun): stroll through The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Zion Shuttle and then get great views at Observation Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park 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 bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Zion National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Observation Point ©
Observation Point

2
days
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 16th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

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Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in January: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 2°C and lows are around -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

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Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Bryce Point ©
Bryce Point

1
day
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lake Powell trip itinerary maker website

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lake Powell, with highs around 8°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around -2°C. You will leave for Monument Valley on the 18th (Thu).

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Parks Tours Outdoors

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 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley driving holiday app

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Monument Valley takes 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lake Powell in January; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 4°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

6
days
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 22nd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary website

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Sedona.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and then take in the exciting artwork at A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Broken Arrow Trail, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip planner

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (14°C), and nights are much warmer (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa
A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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