18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Boulder City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, get in on the family fun at Star Wars Launch Bay, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, then don't miss a visit to Cinderella Castle, and then discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip planning website .

Detroit to Orlando is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orlando in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Boulder City

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boulder City: Food Tours (in Los Angeles) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). The adventure continues: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, appreciate the history behind Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, take in the views from Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boulder City online route planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Boulder City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 100°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Food Tours, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Boulder City in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail, and finally look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look and learn at RedRock Astronomy and then stroll through Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Planning Moab trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, Moab is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Moab Giants ©
Moab Giants
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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