14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Moab
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Henderson
— 1 night
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Boulder City
— 1 night
Taxi to Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Strip, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 1 day
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 1 night
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Las Cruces
— 1 night
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Albuquerque

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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moab route planner.

Steamboat Springs to Moab is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in May, with highs in Moab at 76°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, then hike along Rim Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in May; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 31°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Zion National Park visit planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Henderson.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Henderson

— 1 night
Ranked the second safest city in the United States by Forbes magazine, Henderson is second only to Las Vegas among Nevada's largest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lion Habitat Ranch, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and finally get outside with Green Valley Range.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Henderson road trip app.

Getting from Zion National Park to Henderson by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Henderson: highs are around 86°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Henderson

Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Boulder City

— 1 night

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then admire the masterpieces at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, and finally pause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Boulder City online sightseeing planner.

Boulder City is very close to Henderson. In May, daily temperatures in Boulder City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

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 11th (Tue), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Cape Royal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Point, then get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Boulder City in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Sedona

— 1 day

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 13th (Thu), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield Ghost Town. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, get interesting insight from Tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in May, with highs in Phoenix at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 15th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, then identify plant and animal life at Tucson Wildlife Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tucson road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Tucson to be slightly colder, temps between 88°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Las Cruces

— 1 night
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces holiday planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Las Cruces in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Las Cruces is a bit cooler than Tucson - with highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Albuquerque

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Cruces in May, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums

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.