16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hanksville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night

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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Las Vegas. In September, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

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.
On the 29th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown and Railroad District. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Flagstaff trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. In September, Flagstaff is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 73°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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 3rd (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley visit planning site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 4th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, then hike along Windows, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. In October in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, hike along White Rim Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally hike along Shafer Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hanksville.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Hanksville

— 2 nights
Hanksville is a small town in Wayne County, Utah, United States, at the junction of State Routes 24 and 95. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Wolverton Mill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature & Parks, and then admire the striking features of Hollow Mountain. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Notom Road Scenic Backway, explore the striking landscape at Factory Butte, then head outdoors with Moonscape Overlook, then explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Little Egypt Geologic Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hanksville online trip builder.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Hanksville in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Hanksville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Red Canyon Trail Rides, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, stroll through Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hanksville to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Hanksville in October, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.