9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
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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 14th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lake Powell trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Lake Powell reach 93°F and lows reach 69°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Powell to Zion National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Lake Powell in August, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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 16th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, then get great views at Sunrise Point, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip tool.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 77°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway), Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway & Utah Olympic Park) and Provo (Provo City Center Temple & Provo Canyon Adventures). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden.

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You can fly from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are much hotter (67°F). On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.