8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Wellington
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— Few hours
bus + taxi + Fly:  22​h 45​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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder website

Wellington, New Zealand to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Wellington to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wellington in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park itinerary planning website

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 when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in Zion National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

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Observation Point ©
Observation Point

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lake Powell trip planner

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Lake Powell with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lake Powell, with lows of 6°C. You will leave for Monument Valley on the 12th (Mon).

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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 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley sightseeing planning app

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Monument Valley takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in March, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

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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 13th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route planning tool

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. Traveling from Monument Valley in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sedona road trip planner

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 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 somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa
A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa

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