18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
End: Las Vegas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Go for a jaunt from Grand Canyon National Park to Tuba City to see Dinosaur Tracks about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Dinosaur Tracks
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
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. For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. In May, Monument Valley is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks
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Photography Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, get great views at Fairyland Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in May; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion 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
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): trek along Riverside Walk, trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then trek along Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 41°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then hike along Panorama Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Olmsted Point and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): cruise along Generals Hwy, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls and then stroll through Mount Whitney Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Whitney Trail
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, and then get great views at Dante's View.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Death Valley National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 8th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Food Tours
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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