4 days in United States Itinerary

4 days in United States Itinerary

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4 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

San Francisco to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 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. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), hike along The Narrows.

Plan a Zion National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Fairyland Point, and then hike along Bryce Amphitheatre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Fairyland Point ©
Fairyland Point

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