9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Louisville to Denver is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In May, Denver is little chillier than Louisville - with highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Moab

Moab ©

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 7th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Moab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 76°F and lows about 49°F. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Must see
Rim Trail
5.0

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Las Vegas

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Must see
The Strip
4.1
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Specialty Museum
The Mob Museum
4.5

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
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Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7
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Historic Site
Eureka Mine
3.8

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