15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Cedar City
— 1 night
Las Vegas
— 4 nights


Salt Lake City — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: North Forty Escapes (in Oakley), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Ogden). There's still lots to do: gear up at Ski Butlers Park City, fly down the slopes at Jupiter Peak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City route builder website.

London, UK to Salt Lake City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Salt Lake City at 4°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park — 3 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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, and trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyon Overlook Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. In December, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 11°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cedar City.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Cedar City — 1 night

Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cedar City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Cedar City takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in December: highs in Cedar City hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -10°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 26th (Mon).
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Getting from Cedar City to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cedar City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cedar City in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.