8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planning site .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

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nights
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.
Angel's Landing has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): trek along Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): trek along The Narrows.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Zion National Park to be colder, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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 7th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Capitol Reef National Park are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally stroll through Murphy Point Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Canyonlands National Park: highs are around 92°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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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 10th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then trek along Turret Arch, then hike along Double Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Salt Lake City trip simple and quick.

Getting from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

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