11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h
End: Ocean City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, stroll through Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park driving holiday planning site .

Ocean City to Arches National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Ocean City in September, expect nights in Arches National Park to be a bit cooler, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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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 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then hike along Wildcat Trail, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Monument Valley trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): trek along Bright Angel Trail, then pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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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 14th (Sat): get great views at Observation Point and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, hike along Rim Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 93°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online tour planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 58°F. On the 20th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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