12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Salt Lake City
— Few hours
2
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
3
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
4
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
6
Kanab
— 2 nights
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights

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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.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder tool.

New Orleans to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from New Orleans in May, with lows around °F. You'll set off for Arches National Park on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, thenexplore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, and then explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. May in Arches National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, thenhike along Pothole Point Trail, and then hike along White Rim Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

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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.
You've now added Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in May, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument ©

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access). Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along Rim Trail, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, thentrek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access).

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. May in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access)
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) ©
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access)
Queen Victoria ©
Queen Victoria

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 29th (Wed), cruise along Point Imperial Drive and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Nautilus Rock and then contemplate the long history of Old Paria.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kanab trip planning app.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Kanab at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Imperial Drive
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Old Paria ©
Old Paria

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): trek along Angel's Landing.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In May in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, shop like a local with The Strip, thenhave fun at Paris Las Vegas, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around °F, while nights are much hotter with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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