18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Flagstaff
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Page
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Marble Canyon
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

4
nights
Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Denver fast, fun, and easy.

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in May, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 66°F and lows about 43°F. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Monument Valley, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Denver to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: highs in Monument Valley hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Flagstaff.
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lowell Observatory. On the 14th (Sat), look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Flagstaff takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in May, with highs in Flagstaff at 65°F and lows at 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

1
night
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.
You've now added Desert View Watchtower to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour builder.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Page.
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Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

few
hours
Page

Page
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Find out how to plan Page trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. You will leave for Marble Canyon on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

few
hours
Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marble Canyon journey builder tool.

You can drive from Page to Marble Canyon in an hour. May in Marble Canyon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Marble Canyon

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Page
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
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.
To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marble Canyon to Zion National Park. Traveling from Marble Canyon in May, Zion National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 41°F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Helicopter Tours & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, try your luck at The Mirage, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Death Valley National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 1h 55 min away). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, get interesting insight from Tours, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego online trip planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to San Diego by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disney California Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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