20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Des Moines

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Skyline Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double O Arch, and then explore the ancient world of Sego Canyon Petroglyphs.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park online tour planner .

Des Moines to Arches National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Arches National Park is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
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Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Double O Arch ©
Double O Arch
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Under-the-Rim Trail, get great views at Paria View, and then explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arches National Park in April: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 56°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Paria View ©
Paria View

3
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 10th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Kolob Canyon Road, then take in breathtaking views at Taylor Creek, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cedar City Utah Temple. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, then stroll through Riverside Walk, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip app .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 69°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cedar City Utah Temple
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Cedar City Utah Temple ©
Cedar City Utah Temple

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 12th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Spring Mountains Visitor Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

7
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point. Explore hidden gems such as Guano Point and Mooney Falls. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, make a trip to Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (62°F), and nights are cooler (26°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooney Falls
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife West Nature Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque takes 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 71°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wildlife West Nature Park
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll around Martin Park Nature Center and then take a stroll through Bricktown.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City route planner .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. April in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Martin Park Nature Center ©
Martin Park Nature Center
Bricktown ©
Bricktown

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