8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Houston Hobby Apt

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 21st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (68°F), and nights are cooler (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at Mandalay Place, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online tour 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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Petrified Forest National Park

— 2 nights
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 25th (Tue), hike along Blue Mesa, trek along Crystal Forest Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Logs.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Petrified Forest National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Petrified Forest National Park, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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 26th (Wed): cruise along Moki Dugway, take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, and then stroll through Wildcat Trail. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley journey planning app.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monument Valley, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.