32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  34​h
1
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive + bus:  6​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
8
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  35​h
End: Washington DC

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.
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Washington DC to Arches National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Arches National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, Arches National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate 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.
On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and then get great views at Sunset Point.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in May; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park and then stroll through Angel's Landing.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 41°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon North Rim.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in May, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 68°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online route planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in May since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 55°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 72°F and lows about 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Teton Park Road. Step out of Grand Teton National Park with an excursion to Teton National Forest in Cody--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Leigh Lake, explore the striking landscape of Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Teton Point Turnout, and take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, Grand Teton National Park is little chillier than Salt Lake City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bridger-Teton National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Teton Park Road ©
Teton Park Road

6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You've now added Mammoth Hot Springs to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Natural Bridge Trail. Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and cruise along Lamar Valley.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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