18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paso Robles
Drive:  5 h 30 min
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Overton
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Cannonville
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
End: Paso Robles

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've now added Artists Palette to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

Start your trip to Death Valley National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Paso Robles to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paso Robles in May since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Stratosphere Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Strip, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Overton.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Overton

Overton ©
Overton is an Unincorporated Town located in Clark County, Nevada. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valley of Fire State Park. On the 4th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Overton trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Overton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. May in Overton sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 5th (Tue).

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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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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.
Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Springdale, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, cruise along Zion Shuttle, and hike along Angel's Landing.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park day trip app .

Drive from Overton to Zion National Park in 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Overton to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Overton in May, you will find days in Zion National Park are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cannonville.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Cannonville

Cannonville ©
Cannonville is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannonville: Kanab (Moqui Cave, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, &more), Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Escalante (Escalante Heritage Center & Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Willis Creek and admire the majestic nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannonville day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Cannonville. In May, Cannonville is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cannonville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kanab, Escalante, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Willis Creek ©
Willis Creek

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Navajo Loop Trail and then hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour planner.

Bryce Canyon National Park is just a stone's throw from Cannonville. In May, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Page

Page
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip maker.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Page to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. You'll set off for Monument Valley on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in May, expect Monument Valley to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours
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Photography Tours

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Mesa Verde National Park. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
You've now added Mather Point to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then trek along Rim Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planner .

You can drive from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sedona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Off-Road Tours
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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