8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Kansas City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then explore and take pictures at Temple Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip site .

Kansas City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Salt Lake City. Traveling from Kansas City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 21st (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Observation Point and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 84°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get great views at Paria View, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Capitol Reef National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Capitol Reef National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hike along Pothole Point Trail, then walk around Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

You can plan Canyonlands National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In September, Canyonlands National Park is a bit warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park planning website .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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