17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday website .

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
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.
Horseshoe Bend has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Page with an excursion to Coyote Buttes in Big Water--about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Page online tour builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Page reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 9th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Bridge Trail.

Before you visit Lake Powell, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Page to Lake Powell in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lake Powell are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rainbow Bridge National Monument as well as Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then take some stellar pictures from Paria View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, then explore the striking landscape of Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, and then get great views at Farview Point.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lake Powell in September: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center, Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs and then explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive 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

2
nights
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.
Horseshoe Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then stroll through Pothole Point Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shafer Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Green River Overlook, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September, expect Canyonlands National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Windows, and finally stroll through Fiery Furnace. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, make a trip to Partition Arch, then hike along Tunnel Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park travel route planning tool .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. September in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

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