16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gallup
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
car:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
car:  8​h
8
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Gainesville

1
night
Durango

Durango
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Durango is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Durango is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Durango hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Mesa Verde National Park on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the ancient world of Long House and then pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park journey builder .

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gallup.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Four Corners Monument
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Gallup

Gallup
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gallup trip maker site .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Gallup in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Gallup

Parks Nature Museums

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff planning app .

You can drive from Gallup to Flagstaff in 3 hours. While traveling from Gallup, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park tour planner.

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
When in Anaheim, make a side trip to see Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, approximately 1h 05 min away. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Sat) at Disneyland Park. Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Downtown Disney.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Anaheim travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Anaheim takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Anaheim, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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