17 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

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 8th (Mon): enjoy the music at The Righteous Brothers, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then enjoy some diversion at Green Valley Range, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Las Vegas. May in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Inner Canyon and Kolb Studio will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra and Hermit Road. There's much more to do: get great views at The Abyss, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, make a trip to Powell Point, and contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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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.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk. On the next day, stroll through Kayenta Trail, hike along Watchman Trail, and then grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 76°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon, then gear up at Ruby's Inn, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along Swamp Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen, and then hike along Bryce Amphitheatre.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip site.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef National Park — 1 night

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Fremont River Trail, explore the striking landscape at Water Pocket Fold, and then trek along Chimney Rock Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 2 nights

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hike along White Rim Trail, take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, and then trek along Neck Spring. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, trek along Aztec Butte Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Canyonlands National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 1 day

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 20th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, take in the dramatic natural features at Tower of Babel, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch.

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Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Potash Road, explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, then grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area and then trek along Grandstaff Canyon Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moab itinerary planner.

Drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.
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Grand Junction — 2 nights

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction visit planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Junction takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May in Grand Junction, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Utah travel guide

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The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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