12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Ridgecrest
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Escalante
— 1 night
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Boulder
— 2 nights
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Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. On the 9th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, see the interesting displays at Petroglyph Park, then take an in-depth tour of Maturango Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Little Petroglyph Canyon.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ridgecrest trip planner.

Ontario to Ridgecrest is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September in Ridgecrest, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 63°F at night. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Ridgecrest

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

4
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at New York New York Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Ridgecrest to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ridgecrest in September since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Highway 12 Scenic Byway, cruise along Scenic Byway Route 12, and then get a new perspective on nature at Escalante Heritage Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Escalante trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Las Vegas to Escalante by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Escalante is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Escalante hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Escalante

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 16th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, enjoy unforgettable views with Canyonlands Ballooning, and surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Escalante to Moab takes 5 hours. Traveling from Escalante in September, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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Boulder

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Anasazi State Park Museum, then make a trip to The Hogback, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Strike Valley Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with Hell's Backbone Ranch and Trail and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Cathedral Valley Loop.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boulder online road trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Boulder by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in September; daily highs in Boulder reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.