17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Las Vegas
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Laughlin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Las Vegas

3
days
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.
Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. The adventure continues: hike along Angel's Landing, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and see a world frozen in time at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town).

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Las Vegas to Zion National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in November; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 17°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)

1
day
Monument Valley

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect nights in Monument Valley to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

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Nature Parks Museums
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©

2
days
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 5th (Sun), trek along White House Ruins Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate the long history of Hubbell Trading Post.

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Getting from Monument Valley to Chinle by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in November, expect little chillier with lows of -7°C in Chinle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hubbell Trading Post
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Hubbell Trading Post
Hubbell Trading Post
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
days
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.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Loretto Chapel and Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens - Santa Fe, and make a trip to San Ildefonso Pueblo.

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You can drive from Chinle to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Chinle in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -3°C in Santa Fe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Loretto Chapel
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
days
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musical Instrument Museum and Heard Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goldfield (Ghost Town) and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Taliesin West (in Scottsdale) and Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop (in Chandler). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Desert Botanical Garden and wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

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Fly from Santa Fe to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Santa Fe in November: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 29°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Laughlin.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield (Ghost Town), Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

1
day
Laughlin

Laughlin
Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): try your luck at Harrah's Laughlin, don't miss a visit to Laughlin Labyrinths, and then see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Laughlin trip app

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Laughlin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Laughlin, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Laughlin

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
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3
days
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oceanside Pier and Sunnylands. Indian Canyons and Palm Springs Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Living Desert Zoo & Gardens (in Palm Desert). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Palm Canyon Drive.

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Traveling by car from Laughlin to Palm Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sunnylands, Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Oceanside Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Sunnylands
Sunnylands
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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