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

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.
On the 14th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit planner.

Tucson to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
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Rapid City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, then 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. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City tour builder tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Rapid City by car takes about 18 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for cooler days in Rapid City, with highs around 65°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 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

Nature · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Sylvan Lake
4.8

3
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and S Rim Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rapid City in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

1
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Arches National Park

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary planning site.

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. In May, Arches National Park is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 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

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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

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

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip app.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

2
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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.
On the 25th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Green River Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Shafer Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Canyonlands National Park, with lows of 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
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch and then hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail. On your second day here, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moab visit planner.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. 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
Geologic Formation
Corona Arch
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Grandstaff Canyon Trail
4.8

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