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Western USA : National Park Road Trip

🇺🇸United States of America

Nature on an epic scale with a little Vegas magic thrown in for good measure!

14 Days
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Discover America's western region on the ultimate road trip. There is no better way to explore than by hitting the open road and travelling through the picturesque prairies, dry deserts, craggy canyons, small market towns and big, bustling cities.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Arches National Park which boasts the largest density of natural sandstone arches in the world
  • The iconic western landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park with its stark sandstone buttes and and pinnacles of rock
  • Las Vegas, the oasis of indulgence in the desert
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, the land of the hoodoos
  • At Mesa Verde National Park be astounded by the ancient Pueblo people’s ingenuity

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • TRAVELHome to Denver International Airport
      Denver International Airport (DEN), Peña Blvd, Denver, CO, USA
    • OTHERPick up hire car
      Denver International Airport (DEN), Peña Blvd, Denver, CO, USA
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Loyal Coffee
      Loyal Coffee, South Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
    • TRAVELDrive to Royal Gorge
      Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, County Road 3A, Cañon City, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYRoyal Gorge Bridge and Park
      Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, County Road 3A, Cañon City, CO, USA
  • Day 2

    • ACTIVITYMorrow Point Dam
      Morrow Point Dam, Cimarron, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYBlack Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
      Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado, USA
    • ACTIVITYBox Canyon
      Box Canyon, Colorado, USA
    • TRAVELDrive to Ouray
      Ouray, CO, USA
  • Day 3

    • TRAVELDrive to Mesa Verde National Park
      Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYMesa Verde National Park
      Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITY4 Corners Monument
      Four Corners Monument, New Mexico 597, Teec Nos Pos, AZ, USA
  • Day 4

    • TRAVELDrive to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
      Monument Valley, AZ, USA
    • ACTIVITYMonument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
      Monument Valley, AZ, USA
    • TRAVELDrive to Page
      Page, AZ, USA
  • Day 5

    • ACTIVITYHorseshoe Bend
      Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA
    • ACTIVITYAntelope Canyon
      Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
    • ACTIVITYZion National Park
      Zion National Park, Utah, USA
    • ACTIVITYThe Narrows
      The Narrows, Utah, USA
  • Day 6

    • TRAVELDrive to Las Vegas Strip
      Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA
    • ACTIVITYExplore Las Vegas Strip, hotels and casinos
      Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA
    • ACTIVITYWatch a show
      Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA
  • Day 7

    • ACTIVITYRelax at hotel pool
      Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - PublicUs
      PublicUs, East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    • ACTIVITYNeon Museum
      The Neon Museum, Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    • ACTIVITYLas Vegas North Premium Outlets (shopping)
      Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Vesta Coffee Roasters
      Vesta Coffee Roasters, South Casino Center Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Day 8

    • ACTIVITYRelax at hotel pool
      Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA
    • ACTIVITYLas Vegas South Premium Outlets (shopping)
      Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    • ACTIVITYScale the Strat (views and rides)
      The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Day 9

    • ACTIVITYHoover Dam
      Hoover Dam, Nevada, USA
    • ACTIVITYGrand Canyon National Park
      Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
  • Day 10

    • TRAVELDrive to Bryce Canyon National Park
      Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA
    • ACTIVITYBryce Canyon National Park
      Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA
    • TRAVELDrive to Green River
      Green River, UT, USA
  • Day 11

    • TRAVELDrive to Arches National Park
      Arches National Park, Utah, USA
    • ACTIVITYArches National Park
      Arches National Park Entrance Station, Arches Entrance Road, Moab, UT, USA
    • ACTIVITYCanyonlands National Park - Dead Horse Point
      Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah 313, Moab, UT, USA
  • Day 12

    • TRAVELDrive to Colorado National Monument
      Colorado National Monument, Rimrock Drive, Fruita, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYColorado National Monument
      Colorado National Monument, Rimrock Drive, Fruita, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYHike to Hanging Lake
      Hanging Lake, Colorado, USA
    • TRAVELDrive to Denver
      Denver, CO, USA
  • Day 13

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Little Owl Coffee
      Little Owl Coffee, Blake Street, Denver, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYUnion Station and Lower Downtown
      Union Station, Denver, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYMuseum of Contemporary Art Denver
      Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Delgany Street, Denver, CO, USA
    • FOODThe Source Market Hall
      The Source Hotel, Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYWander around Larimer Square
      Larimer Square, Larimer Street, Denver, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYStroll along 16th Street Mall
      16th Street Mall, 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYPunch Bowl Social Denver
      Punch Bowl Social Denver, Broadway, Denver, CO, USA
  • Day 14

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Middle State Coffee
      MiddleState Coffee, Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, USA
    • ACTIVITYVisit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
      Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO, USA
    • OTHERReturn car hire
      Denver International Airport (DEN), Peña Blvd, Denver, CO, USA
    • TRAVELDenver International Airport to Home
      Denver International Airport (DEN), Peña Blvd, Denver, CO, USA