12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 day
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Vail
— 1 night
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Las Vegas

Sin City

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 5th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

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Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

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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 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

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Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Denver

Mile-High City

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 8th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: highs in Denver hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, and then get your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vail holiday planner.

You can drive from Denver to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa and then cruise along Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Junction trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Vail to Grand Junction by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Vail in July, you will find days in Grand Junction are much warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, trek along Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park route planning tool.

Getting from Grand Junction to Arches National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In July in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), hike along Pothole Point Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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 (Mon): stroll through Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 14th (Tue), experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.