10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Shonto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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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.
To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip app .

Chicago to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 81°F. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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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.
Angel's Landing has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then trek along Watchman Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Shonto.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

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Shonto

Shonto ©
Shonto is a census-designated place in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Sacred Monument Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Navajo National Monument and then see the top attractions with Sacred Monument Tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shonto trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Shonto with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Shonto dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Shonto

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sacred Monument Tours
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Sacred Monument Tours ©
Sacred Monument Tours
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company has been added to your itinerary. Cliff Palace and Balcony House will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Spruce Tree House and Ruins Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park online trip builder .

Drive from Shonto to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Shonto in July, with highs in Mesa Verde National Park at 90°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, The Needles and Upheaval Dome. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, take in the dramatic natural features at Upheaval Dome, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at The Needles and then see the interesting displays at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: high temperatures in Canyonlands National Park hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage
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Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 101°F and lows about 77°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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