8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
Hoover
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
End: Knoxville

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). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

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Knoxville to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in October, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Observation Point and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: hike along Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planning app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are warmer (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Hoover

Hoover
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hoover road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sedona to Hoover. Traveling from Sedona to Hoover, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Hoover sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hoover

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