11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  6​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Louisville

2
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, TCL Chinese Theatres, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then steep yourself in history at TCL Chinese Theatres, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder website .

Louisville to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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 1st (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally get advice or help at Yavapai Point. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): work some fitness into your day at City Creek Canyon and then explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 92°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
City Creek Canyon ©
City Creek Canyon
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then get engrossed in the history at History Colorado Center, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 58°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Clyfford Still Museum ©
Clyfford Still Museum
History Colorado Center
History Colorado Center

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