8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Tusayan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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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 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Dallas to Las Vegas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then hike along The Narrows.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are colder (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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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 26th (Thu), trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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nights
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 27th (Fri), get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. On the next day, examine the collection at Kolb Studio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tusayan trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Tusayan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tusayan can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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. On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then walk around Sandstone Tours.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tusayan to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tusayan in September: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 81°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip planning site .

Drive from Monument Valley to Arches National Park in 4 hours. In September in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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