11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Basin National Park
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
Drive
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Bryce
— 1 night
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St. George
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker website.

Bentonville to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bentonville to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bentonville in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hike along Alpine Lakes Loop and then contemplate the waterfront views at Teresa Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Great Basin National Park itinerary builder website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Great Basin National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days in Great Basin National Park, with highs around 65°F, while nights are colder with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Great Basin National Park to Arches National Park takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Great Basin National Park to Arches National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Great Basin National Park in October, with highs in Arches National Park at 71°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Neck Spring and then hike along White Rim Road.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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 10th (Sun): trek along Sunset Point Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Rock Trail.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. In October, Capitol Reef National Park is little chillier than Canyonlands National Park - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Bryce

— 1 night
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bryce online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce in 2.5 hours. October in Bryce sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F at night. You will leave for St. George on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

St. George

St. To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the St. George travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to St. George takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in October: highs in St. George hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 52°F. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in St. George

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 11th (Mon): get outside with The Subway, trek along Kayenta Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Kolob Terrace Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker.

Drive from St. George to Zion National Park in an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from St. George in October since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Monument Valley

— 3 nights
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. Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and The Dinosaur Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Wildcat Trail and Little Westwater Ruin will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bluff (Comb Ridge, Pioneer Cemetery, &more), Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat) and The Edge of the Cedars State Park (in Blanding). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway, look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and stroll around Sandstone Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, Monument Valley is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 31°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Las Vegas

Sin City

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The King's Ransom Museum and then examine the collection at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.