9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Turret Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park vacation planning site .

Salt Lake City to Arches National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. May in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

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Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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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 24th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 2 hours. In May in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

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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 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park planning app .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in May: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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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 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Fairyland Loop Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park holiday site .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. In May in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanab.

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 27th (Mon), stop by Denny's Wigwam, then trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Kanab: highs are around 76°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) ©

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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 28th (Tue): hike along Watchman Trail, then trek along Riverside Walk, and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park online route maker .

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

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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 29th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Dig This, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are much warmer (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Dig This ©
Dig This
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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