8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery, then have fun at Flagstaff Extreme, then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and finally look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff route planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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Flagstaff Extreme ©
Flagstaff Extreme
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

1
day
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Before you visit Santa Fe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Flagstaff to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in May, with highs in Santa Fe at 73°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Spas Parks Museums
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Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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