9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Arches National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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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.
For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site .

Chicago to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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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 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toCanyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): trek along Pothole Point Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

Start your trip to Canyonlands National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

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

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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. Valley of the Gods has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in August, with highs in Monument Valley at 87°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valley of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Antelope Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Page journey builder app .

Getting from Monument Valley to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 93°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then get great views at Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive and then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

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Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning tool .

Getting from Flagstaff to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

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