18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

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 14th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Tucson to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
The Strip ©
Must see
The Strip
4.1
The Mob Museum ©
Must see
The Mob Museum
4.5

2
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 17th (Thu), learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries and then visit Downtown Rapid City.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City visit website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Rapid City by car takes about 18 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Rapid City. Expect colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Rapid City hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Sylvan Lake ©
Water Body
Sylvan Lake
4.8

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and S Rim Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Old Faithful ©
Hot Spring
Old Faithful
4.5

1
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Arches National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get much hotter in Arches National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 49°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Double Arch ©
Geologic Formation
Double Arch
4.9
Fiery Furnace ©
Geologic Formation
Fiery Furnace
4.8
Wolfe Ranch ©
Landmark
Wolfe Ranch
4.4

1
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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 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park visit planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
The Narrows ©
Must see
The Narrows
4.9

2
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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 (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Green River Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, and then hike along White Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Shafer Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Canyonlands National Park, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Mesa Arch ©
Geologic Formation
Mesa Arch
4.8

3
nights
Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch and then trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online route builder.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Corona Arch
Geologic Formation
Corona Arch
4.9
Grandstaff Canyon Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Grandstaff Canyon Trail
4.8

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