12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and The LINQ Promenade. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Helicopter Tours in Henderson, about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: shop like a local with The Strip and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Lexington to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Lexington in October, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): trek along Huckaby Trail, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Sedona by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Sedona reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley road trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Monument Valley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Sedona in October, things will get little chillier in Monument Valley: highs are around 71°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 1st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then make a trip to The Overlook Gallery, and finally stroll through Bike Fiend.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, admire all the interesting features of Old Fall River Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and train. In November in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Lamar Valley and Old Faithful. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Old Gardiner Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park journey tool.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in November, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°F and 12°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.