12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
car:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing planning site .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from London in September, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zion National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, explore and take pictures at Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
Capitol Reef National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park , steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, and trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park trip maker tool .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In September in Capitol Reef National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook

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night
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 14th (Sat), stroll through Double Arch, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and then trek along Fiery Furnace.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park journey planning tool .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

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night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
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 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park online holiday planner .

Getting from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
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): hike along Wildcat Trail, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. In September in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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

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