11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11​h
5
Horseshoe Bend
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
6
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
End: Las Vegas

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in September, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder 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 your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend is a city in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Crown Lake.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Horseshoe Bend online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Horseshoe Bend. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Horseshoe Bend. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Horseshoe Bend: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Crown Lake ©
Crown Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horseshoe Bend to Arches National Park. Traveling from Horseshoe Bend to Arches National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Horseshoe Bend in September, Arches National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers

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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley vacation planner .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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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 17th (Tue): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday builder .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Observation Point and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas route tool .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 93°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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