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Costa Mesa
Las Vegas
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Zion National Park
— 1 night


Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Costa Mesa trip planner.

San Diego to Costa Mesa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October in Costa Mesa, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Costa Mesa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 15th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Clark County Wetlands Park and then have fun at Strip Gun Club.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Costa Mesa to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks


— 2 nights
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Scenic Byway Route 12 as well as Hole In The Rock Road. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): cruise along Hole In The Rock Road, take a memorable drive along Scenic Byway Route 12, then explore the stunning scenery at Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, then learn more about the world around you at Escalante Heritage Center, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Coyote Gulch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Lower Calf Creek Falls and then don't miss a visit to The Hogback.

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Drive from Las Vegas to Escalante in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Escalante. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in October, with highs in Escalante at 61°F and lows at 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 19th (Mon), trek along Kayenta Trail, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Escalante to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Escalante in October: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

United States travel guide

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.