22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h 15​min
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Christchurch

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks

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Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Las Vegas at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Virgin (Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor & Buffalo Trails Trading Company). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, stroll through Angel's Landing, and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, things will get a bit cooler in Zion National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Virgin
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Buffalo Trails Trading Company ©
Buffalo Trails Trading Company

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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 14th (Wed): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Inspiration Point, then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in November; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Sunrise Point ©
Sunrise Point

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Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center, and then admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Escalante visit website .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante by car takes about 2 hours. November in Escalante sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs, then admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature & Parks.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Escalante to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fremont Petroglyphs ©
Fremont Petroglyphs
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moab road trip planning site .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in November; daily highs in Moab reach 15°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, stroll through Double Arch, and then don't miss a visit to Partition Arch.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Moab to Arches National Park by car takes about an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Arches National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Partition Arch ©
Partition Arch

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 21st (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Page trip planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Page by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in November, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
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Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 22nd (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory, then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Page to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Page in November; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 13°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Flagstaff

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Painted Desert
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Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Temecula (Wine Tours & Tastings & Old Town Temecula) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, make a trip to Sonny Bono Statue, admire the natural beauty at Sunnylands, and get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Flagstaff to Palm Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Flagstaff in November, expect Palm Springs to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Temecula, Oceanside Pier, Sunnylands
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San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Wine Tours & Tastings

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