9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Lake Powell
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Zion National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then get great views at Dante's View.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Museums
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Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 5th (Wed), hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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. On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley sightseeing app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lake Powell trip builder website .

Drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lake Powell when traveling from Monument Valley in September, with lows around 20°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

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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 7th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in September, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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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 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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