8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Crystal Cove, and then explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online attractions planner .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
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 11th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then explore the galleries of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

3
nights
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 13th (Mon): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then get a taste of the local shopping with David J West Gallery, then trek along Angel's Landing, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Observation Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, then cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and finally hike along La Verkin Creek/Kolob Arch Trails.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

David J West Gallery
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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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