13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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St. George
— 2 nights
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Park City
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe

— 4 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Tahoe Cruises and Pope Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and D.L. Bliss State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Incline Village (Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park & Tahoe Meadows Trail). The adventure continues: hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, stroll through Rubicon Trail, and contemplate the long history of Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Reno to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Reno in September; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 12th (Sat), see the world from above with 702 Helicopters and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 93°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 14th (Mon), walk around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to St. George.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

St. George

— 2 nights
St. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Cliffs Recreation Area and then delve into the distant past at Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site, then see the interesting displays at Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum, then stroll through Tonaquint Nature Center, and finally trek along St. George Temple Quarry Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. George trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to St. George in 5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in St. George, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Park City.

Things to do in St. George

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Park City

— 2 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Memorial Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, ride a horse along Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley, and then admire the majestic nature at Jordanelle State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Park City road trip planning site.

Getting from St. George to Park City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from St. George in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Park City: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 42°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.