8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Boulder City
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Powell
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
Drive
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Phoenix
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Strip as well as Fremont Street Experience. On the 19th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with 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 appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremont Street Experience.

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Minneapolis to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Minneapolis in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 80°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Boulder City

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Boulder City online tour planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Boulder City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Boulder City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

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Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canyon Overlook Trail, Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and The Narrows. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, and then explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Zion National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boulder City to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boulder City in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Page online travel route planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Page are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are much hotter (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Lake Powell

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lake Powell online route planner.

You can drive from Page to Lake Powell in 4 hours. April in Lake Powell sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 26°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sedona vacation planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 72°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 48°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 26th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip maker tool.

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in April, with highs in Phoenix at 88°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

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Highlights from your 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.