9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Sun), engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Louisville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Denver is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Louisville in May: high temperatures in Denver hover around 66°F and lows are around 43°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner .

Fly from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, Moab is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On your second day here, get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Moab in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, make a trip to The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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