TO UTAH AND ARIZONA
10 NIGHTS/8 STOPS
A Road Trip Through Nature with Breathtaking Scenery.
I created a beautiful 10-day family road trip with eight stops. The children’s grandparents, Jacques and Françoise, also joined the trip. Our dream was to discover the spectacular national parks in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. We also wanted to experience the natural beauty at the parks and to hike in the magnificent surroundings. We stopped in Las Vegas to enjoy the unique gambling atmosphere of this legendary casino town. Location and comfort were key when I selected the hotels for this multi-generational road trip, where we stayed an average of one night per location.This itinerary is from April 2013.
NEW YORK – LAS VEGAS
5 hours direct flight (more than 20 direct flights/day)
$550 per person
1700 km in 10 days
21 hours on the road – 8 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
$1600 / pp for 10 nights all included
$900 /pp for 10 days (without breakfast)
$150 /pp for rental car & taxis
$550 /pp for rental car & taxis
10 km/20 min
TO BRYCE CANYON
TO LAS VEGAS
GOOD TO KNOW
www.roadtrippin.fr is an excellent app to use to plan your road trip.
April is the best time of the year for this trip. It’s not too hot and not crowded.
In the US National Parks, you will not find the most charming hotels. They are clean and practical. Some have great views.
The food tends to be boring and there is little variety, i.e. hamburgers and Caesar salads. Try to plan ahead and pick up a picnic and groceries on the way.
Restaurants close early, so plan on eating between 5 pm-7 pm.
Keep in mind that kids less than 21 years old are not allowed inside the Casinos.
Check also this website that provides tips for saving on your next vacation to a National Park: list of fee free days, off season dates and lodging tips.