15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
Dublin

4
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

Dublin, Ireland to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Las Vegas. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zion National Park.

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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

1
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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.
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Zion National Park are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are colder (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

1
day
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 29th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

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You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
day
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
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.
On the 30th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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 31st (Tue), make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then get great views at Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint.

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Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. July in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

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Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint ©
Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

3
days
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 2nd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
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