America's National Parks

Highlights

  • See the Grand Canyon – one of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders
  • Discover the bright lights and exuberance of Las Vegas
  • Marvel at the dramatic landscape of Monument Valley
  • Visit the Arches National Park – delicate arches sculpted out of the rock by nature
  • View the stunning scenery of Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
  • Visit Kingman and the Route 66 Museum

Days 1 - 7: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park

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Days 1 - 3: Las Vegas

You'll land in Las Vegas in the early evening, in time to watch the city come alive in neon. The strip is easy to explore and each hotel is a destination in its own right. With some of the worlds’ best entertainment, dining and shopping, plus people-watching on tap, you’ll easily fill your time.

Days 4 - 5: Kingman

Distance: 172 km / 107 miles

When it's time to hit the road, you'll be transferred to the Las Vegas motorhome depot for a full orientation session. You'll start your journey via Lake Mead and the impressive Hoover Dam. From there, encounter your first taste of the old west in Chloride, home of the oldest silver mining camp in Arizona – now a ghost town. Wonder around the old buildings and get a real taste of what life was like in the early mining days. Then it’s on to Kingman, known as ‘The Heart of Route 66’. You’ll find this charmingly nostalgic town, crammed with quirky attractions, fun to explore. 

Days 6 - 7: Grand Canyon National Park

Distance: 277 km / 172 miles

From Kingman, you'll cruise to the Grand Canyon in the shadow of the Aquarius and Juniper Mountains. Stop for breakfast at the quirky Roadkill Café in Seligman, a route 66 gem.

Nothing will prepare you for your first look at the Grand Canyon, and as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it's one to tick off your bucket list. Try hiking from the south rim, or take a helicopter ride to the remote north rim. Early risers will be greeted with an incredible sunrise over the Grand Canyon, a memory that you’ll never forget.

Days 8 - 15: Lake Powell to Capitol Reef National Park

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Days 8 - 9: Lake Powell

Distance: 215 km / 134 miles

Drive to Lake Powell, a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River. Take a boat trip to Rainbow Bridge National Monument or explore the many lakes, canyons and sand dunes on foot. Be sure bring your camera (or smartphone) to capture one of the most photographed slot canyons in the USA - Antelope Canyon. 

Days 10 - 11: Monument Valley

Distance: 196 km / 122 miles

Rise early and head for Monument Valley, where monolithic sandstone rocks rise up to 1,000 feet from the desert floor. Monument Valley is truly at its most magical at sunset and sunrise, so plan your day accordingly. If you're keen to learn about the myths and legends of the area, a tour with a Navajo guide is suggested. 

Days 12 - 13: Moab & Arches National Park

Distance: 234 km / 146 miles

It’s wall to wall scenery on your way to Moab in the heart of Utah’s dramatic canyonlands. Explore the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as the lesser-known but still magnificent, Dead Horse State Park. If you're feeling adventurous, white water rafting along the Colorado River or a 4x4 jeep tour deep into canyon country can be arranged. 

Days 14 - 15: Capitol Reef National Park

Distance: 251 km / 156 miles

Be sure to include Goblin State Park along your way today. The strange and colourful landscape is full of strange rock formations that resemble a huge gathering of goblins.

The Waterpocket Fold defines Capitol Reef National Park. This 100 mile warp in the Earth’s crust was formed over 50 million years ago and will astound geology buffs. Capitol Reef is considered the most scenic part of the fold.

Days 16 - 22: Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas

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Days 16 - 17: Bryce Canyon National Park

Distance: 175 km / 109 miles

One of America’s most dramatic drives awaits you today – Highway 12 National Scenic Byway. The road is very narrow at the top, twisting through Dixie National Forest and across Boulder Mountain, the highest timbered plateau in North America.

The limestone rock in Bryce National Park has been moulded into bizarre shapes by frost and rainwater. Discover slot canyons, windows, fins and spires called hoodoos. Head for Fairytale and Sunset Point where you can see the best of these formations.

Days18 - 19: Zion National Park

Distance: 140 km / 87 miles

Continue on the scenic byway all the way to Utah’s oldest national park, Zion. From sunrise to sunset, the canyons and vistas change colour with the light, a magnificent site for behold.

Day 20: Las Vegas

Distance: 266 km / 165 miles

Today you should consider taking a slight detour and take a gentle drive through the flaming colours of Valley of the Fire State Park, Nevada. Continue on to Las Vegas for your final night in your RV.

Days 21 - 22: Las Vegas to UK

Spend the morning packing and then return your RV to the depot before your flight back to the UK.

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