40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
4
Solvang
— Few hours
5
Cambria
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— Few hours
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Monterey
— 2 nights
8
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
9
San Jose
— Few hours
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
12
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
13
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
14
Death Valley Junction
— 1 night
15
Springdale
— 2 nights
16
Bryce
— 1 night
17
Escalante
— Few hours
18
Torrey
— 2 nights
19
Moab
— 3 nights
20
Ouray
— 1 night
21
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
22
Monument Valley
— 1 night
23
Page
— 1 night
24
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
25
Las Vegas
— 4 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Shop till you drop at Seaport Village and Las Americas Premium Outlets. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Shores Park and Del Mar City Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Carlsbad (Carlsbad Village & South Carlsbad State Beach) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner.

Perth, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Diego. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for a bit warmer days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Coronado Beach, Del Mar City Beach, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Hollywood Bowl Museum and The Broad. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Petersen Automotive Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, approximately Santa Monica away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Broad ©
The Broad
Hollywood Bowl Museum ©
Hollywood Bowl Museum

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at East Beach, thenhave fun and explore at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Thousand Steps Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Santa Barbara to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
East Beach ©
East Beach
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ©
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 9th (Mon), make a trip to Visitor Center and then learn about winemaking at Toccata Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Solvang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Solvang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Solvang, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cambria.

Things to do in Solvang

Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Toccata Tasting Room ©
Toccata Tasting Room

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 9th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cambria journey planner.

You can drive from Solvang to Cambria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Solvang, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to San Simeon.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our San Simeon sightseeing planner.

San Simeon is just a short distance from Cambria. In August in San Simeon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): shop like a local with Venture Gallery and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monterey holiday maker site.

Getting from San Simeon to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in August, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Lovers Point
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

Plan a Santa Cruz trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Cruz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ©
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Japanese American Resource Center/Museum and then stop by Japantown (San Jose).

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Jose online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Jose, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Japanese American Resource Center/Museum ©
Japanese American Resource Center/Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, trek along Lands End, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Getting from San Jose to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Jose in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and El Capitan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Nature Center at Happy Isles. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Panorama Trail, and explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Lakes Trails, thenexplore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Fault, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mammoth Crest Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Mammoth Lakes, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Twin Lakes Trails ©
Twin Lakes Trails
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 20th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature

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Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Junction
Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley Junction trip planning app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Death Valley Junction in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Historic Sites

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Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 21st (Sat), view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery, thentrek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, thenhike along Riverside Walk, and finally trek along Kayenta Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, trek along Pa'rus Trail, thenlook for gifts at Zion Outfitter, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Springdale trip builder website.

You can drive from Death Valley Junction to Springdale in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley Junction to Springdale is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley Junction in August: high temperatures in Springdale hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Zion Outfitter ©
Zion Outfitter

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Bryce

Bryce ©
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Widtsoe Ghost Town, thenhike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, thentake in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce trip planner.

Getting from Springdale to Bryce by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Springdale in August: high temperatures in Bryce hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby's Inn
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Ruby's Inn ©
Ruby's Inn

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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. On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hole In The Rock Road and then admire the natural beauty at Devils Garden.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Escalante trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Escalante takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Torrey.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Scenic Drive Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devils Garden ©
Devils Garden

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Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse and then trek along Sunset Point Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Torrey route maker app.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Torrey takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Torrey can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
Highlights from your plan
Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold
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.
Tom Till Gallery and Gallery Moab LCA will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Double Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Windows, Sand Dune Arch, &more). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, hike along Negro Bill Canyon Trail, and look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Moab takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Torrey in August; daily highs in Moab reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): trek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail, contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, thenhike along Bear Creek Falls, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ouray visit planner.

Getting from Moab to Ouray by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect colder weather when traveling from Moab in August: highs in Ouray hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, thendon't miss a visit to Park Point, thenhike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally stroll through Prater Ridge Trail.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Ouray in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Monument Valley journey builder tool.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In August in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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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 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Powell Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, thenhave fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Page sightseeing planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll around Indian Garden, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thensee the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, thenget curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Helicopter Tours

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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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or M&M'S World Las Vegas. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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