8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
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Detroit
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Detroit

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Greektown, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then stroll around Belle Isle Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip maker website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Detroit

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Belle Isle Park ©
Belle Isle Park
Greektown ©
Greektown
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planner.

Fly from Detroit to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. In December, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in December since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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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 27th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 45°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

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

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): walk around Discovery Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, Seattle is warmer at night with lows of 37°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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