49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 24 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Petrified Forest National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Hoover Dam Bypass. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Henderson (Green Valley Range, Clark County Heritage Museum, & more), Overton (Valley of Fire State Park, Mouse's Tank, & more) and Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, Hoover Dam, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Overton, Boulder City, Henderson, Mount Charleston, Teutonia Peak
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
On the 26th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then hike along Angel's Landing.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park online vacation planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Zion National Park to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

3
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.
Visiting Peek-A-Boo Loop and Sunset Point will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and get great views at Inspiration Point.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

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
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Big Cottonwood Canyon and Antelope Island State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Deer Valley Resort in Park City (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Temple Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antelope Island State Park, Deer Valley Resort
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, make a trip to Artist Point, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and then explore the stunning scenery at Colorado National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, then trek along Landscape Arch, then hike along Fiery Furnace, and finally explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Arches National Park at 34°C and lows at 15°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

3
nights
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. Step out of the city life by going to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Moki Dugway. Change things up with a short trip to Valley of the Gods in Mexican Hat (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, trek along Wildcat Trail, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip maker website .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Valley of the Gods, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

3
nights
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Crystal Forest Loop, and then don't miss a visit to Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Rainbow Forest Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Logs, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Petrified Forest National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in September: high temperatures in Petrified Forest National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Bright Angel Trail, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get great views at Mather Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To plan Grand Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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