11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
1
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Charleston

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), trek along Pothole Point Trail, then hike along Murphy Point Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

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Charleston to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charleston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canyonlands National Park, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park trip site .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): trek along Cohab Canyon Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in September, with highs in Capitol Reef National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail

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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 25th (Wed), go for a walk through Paria View, then get great views at Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour site .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

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Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), have fun at Paris Las Vegas, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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