9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
End: Houston

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Red Rock, about 6 hours away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online route planner.

Houston to Las Vegas is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
On the 26th (Sat), hike along Angel's Landing and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder app.

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 little chillier (84°F), and nights are cooler (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

1
night
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, then learn more about the world around you at Escalante Heritage Center, and then explore and take pictures at Scenic Byway Route 12.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Escalante trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Escalante takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Escalante reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

1
night
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 29th (Tue), cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then trek along Double Arch, then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Arches National Park takes 5.5 hours. In September, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Escalante - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, look for gifts at Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars, and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Phoenix takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Arches National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 99°F by day to 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Elan Wollitzer Gallery ©
Elan Wollitzer Gallery
Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars ©
Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars

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