18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque tour itinerary planner .

Baltimore to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Baltimore in October, with lows around 48°F. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 7th (Wed).

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then take a stroll through Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Canyon Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe sightseeing planning site .

Philadelphia to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in October since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

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Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 11th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Canyon de Chelly National Monument and then hike along White House Ruins Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinle online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Chinle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Santa Fe in October since evenings lows in Chinle dip to 34°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Page.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam. On the next day, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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You can drive from Chinle to Page in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chinle in October since evenings lows in Page dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Glen Canyon Dam
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
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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 15th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, get great views at Inspiration Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. When traveling from Page in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 61°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Zion National Park at 74°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): hike along Rim Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. In October, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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 20th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. On the next day, shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online vacation builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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