22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Park City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Sedona
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning tool .

Philadelphia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, things will get little chillier in Salt Lake City: highs are around 39°F and lows about 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Park City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum ©
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

2
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 15th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, get a taste of the local shopping with DB Fine Art Photography, and then take an in-depth tour of Park City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery, then fly down the slopes at Alta Ski Resort, then view the masterpieces at Meyer Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fatali Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Park City online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Park City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in December since evenings lows in Park City dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Alta Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery ©
Meyer Gallery ©
Meyer Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop. Keep things going the next day: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online travel planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Park City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Park City in December since evenings lows in Bryce Canyon National Park dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage Museum. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Kaibab National Forest, take an in-depth tour of The Red Pueblo Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kanab vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kanab: highs are around 50°F and lows about 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, Kaibab National Forest, The Red Pueblo Museum
Highlights from your plan
Maynard Dixon Living History Museum ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Kanab Heritage House Musuem ©
Kanab Heritage House Musuem

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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Canyon Overlook Trail. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Observation Point, trek along Timber Creek Overlook Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In December in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Timber Creek Overlook Trail ©
Timber Creek Overlook Trail

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Art of Richard MacDonald. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas, examine the collection at Nevada State Museum & Historical Society, and don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online tour builder .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Bright Angel History Room and Yavapai Geology Museum. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 31st (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then view the masterpieces at Honshin Fine Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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