14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
4
Vail
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Narrows and Zion National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Angel's Landing, get great views at Observation Point, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip app .

Newark to Zion National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Zion National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in May, Zion National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

5
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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's much more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, explore and take pictures at Moran Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 68°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take a memorable drive along The Plaza. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then soothe aching muscles at ten thousand waves, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe journey planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vail.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
day
Vail

Vail ©
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.
On the 31st (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback and then take in the awesome beauty at Vail Mountain Resort.

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

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Vail in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Vail: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Horseback Riding Tours

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