18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vitoria
Fly:  25​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mojave
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Vitoria

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Vitoria, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vitoria to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vitoria in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Mojave

Mojave
On the 30th (Sun), hike along Mojave Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mojave trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Mojave in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Mojave to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 3°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Trails Outdoors Parks

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 31st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then get great views at Dante's View, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, then go deep underground at Eureka Mine, and finally don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Mojave to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mojave in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
nights
Las Vegas

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 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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 4th (Fri), cruise along Zion Shuttle, then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Zion National Park is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 13°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Navajo National Monument and then explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. When traveling from Zion National Park in January, plan for little chillier days in Monument Valley, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Forrest Gump Point, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grand Canyon National Park.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Monument Valley, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Montezuma Castle National Monument and Honshin Fine Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Rimrock to see V-Bar-V Heritage Site about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), stop by Absolute Bikes, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and hike along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Sedona hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Absolute Bikes, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix vacation maker site .

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in January, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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