16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Moab
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

Pittsburgh to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are cooler (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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 Angel's Landing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Kanab (Off-Road Tours & Kanab Heritage House Museum) and Springdale (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & David J West Gallery). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kanab, Springdale
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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 23rd (Sat), get great views at Farview Point, trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Farview Point ©
Farview Point

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, then hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

Plan a Capitol Reef National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Capitol Reef National Park are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Pothole Point Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 4 hours. In May, Canyonlands National Park is a bit warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park holiday planning website .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 28th (Thu), hike along Balanced Rock Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab online visit planner .

Getting from Arches National Park to Moab by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail
Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend

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