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
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: Las Vegas

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary website .

Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in May since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

1
day
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Joshua Tree National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Page.

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Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Page trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Joshua Tree National Park to Page in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Page due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May; daily highs in Page reach 79°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), enjoy some music at Hopi House, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (68°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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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 30th (Thu): cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

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 May, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway ©
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway
Observation Point
Observation Point

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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 31st (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in May; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Paria View ©
Paria View

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 1st (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Cohab Canyon Trail, then hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park vacation builder .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Capitol Reef National Park, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

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Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arches National Park, with highs around 95°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 61°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

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