8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4 h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
End: Phoenix

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning app.

San Francisco to Las Vegas is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then trek along Angel's Landing.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online travel planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Zion National Park to be colder, around 41°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get great views at Paria View, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 63°F and lows about 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip planning website.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look and learn at Lowell Observatory, take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

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Traveling by car from Page to Flagstaff takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Page, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument ©
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 16th (Sat), shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon and then examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson online trip builder.

Getting from Flagstaff to Tucson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in May; daily highs in Tucson reach 88°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

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