16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Boulder City
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
End: Las Vegas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Dig This.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas route planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. In September in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
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The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online vacation builder .

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Zion National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then hike along Fiery Furnace. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tower Arch, and then stroll through Landscape Arch.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Arches National Park at 25°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, then cruise along Ruins Road, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mesa Verde National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Mesa Verde National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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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 7th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then stroll through Wildcat Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Grand Gulch Primitive Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley online route planner .

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Monument Valley. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Gulch Primitive Area
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Horseback Riding Tours
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 9th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Long Logs Loop and then steep yourself in history at Hubbell Trading Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): trek along Blue Mesa, steep yourself in history at Agate House, and then take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park online holiday builder .

Drive from Monument Valley to Petrified Forest National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Petrified Forest National Park is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 22°C and lows of 1°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hubbell Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Hubbell Trading Post ©
Hubbell Trading Post
Agate House ©
Agate House

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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.
To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. October in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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hours
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and then explore the activities along Lake Mohave.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder City planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Boulder City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Boulder City

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve ©
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

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