8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
St. George
Drive
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Mojave
— 1 night
Drive
6
Indio
— 1 night
Drive
7
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive
8
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

St. George

St. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. George trip planner.

Los Angeles to St. George is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in St. George at 100°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from St. George to Zion National Park takes an hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from St. George in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hike along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

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

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in July, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 81°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip builder.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Mojave

— 1 night
On the 10th (Fri), hike along Mojave Trail.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mojave trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Mojave in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Mojave at 99°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Indio.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Indio

— 1 night
Indio is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California's Colorado Desert region. For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Indio road trip planning app.

Getting from Mojave to Indio by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Mojave in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Indio: temperatures range from 107°F by day to 78°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Indio

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 day
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Indio to Joshua Tree National Park takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 103°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature

Carlsbad

— 1 night

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
On the 12th (Sun), find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California and then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad sightseeing planner.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Carlsbad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, you will find days in Carlsbad are colder (78°F), and nights are little chillier (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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.

Greater Palm Springs travel guide

4.5
Golf Courses · Zoos · Art Museums