9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  10​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
+3
Drive + bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

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.
You've added Fremont Street Experience, The LINQ Promenade, Fountains of Bellagio, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremont Street Experience.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Las Vegas at 80°F and lows at 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): trek along Riverside Walk and then grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail, explore the activities along Taylor Creek, then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kolob Canyon Road.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can 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. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

1
day
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 12th (Sun): get great views at Farview Point, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park road trip app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 56°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Farview Point ©
Farview Point

2
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Broad and Petersen Automotive Museum. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 75°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 56°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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