bucket list us road trip to the national parks

Bucket List US Road Trip: Cities & Parks Of The West

Explore the main National Parks of the West. See the most awe-inspiring wonders in the world from the Grand Canyon to the dazzling shapes and shades of the pink cliffs of Bryce Canyon.

Why you will love this road trip

Your itinerary

With years of experience organizing road trips in the United States, our team has put together a perfect itinerary to combine the freedom to explore with the security of a planned route guiding you to the main points of interest.

Your hotels

We take care of all the hotel bookings and make sure you have a great place to stay every night. Most hotels are located close to the parks so that you can make the most of your day, from sunrise to sunset if you wish!

Your impact

As part of our commitment to support the local communities, we donate 1% of the sales of our tours to a local non-profit, NavajoStrong, which was created to aid the Navajo community during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. 

Tour duration

10 days / 9 nights

Start/End

Los Angeles/Las Vegas

Accommodation

Double room (single, triple, or quad available)

Departure dates

Any selected day in 2022

bryce canyon under the snow on a bucket list road trip to national parks

Highlights

  • Winter departures available! Pack a parka and escape the crowds with a winter visit to these spectacular parks. Bryce Canyon is even more breathtaking when covered in snow, and you’ll have many of the best viewing spots to yourself.

  • Enjoy 2 nights in Los Angeles and in Las Vegas. We’ll give you tips to see the cities like a local and feel like you’ve always belonged there.

  • Have a greater positive impact on the communities you visit by travelling between October and December when business is slower. This is also when you can score the best prices!

Itinerary of your Bucket List Road Trip

Day 1 and 2, Los Angeles

Arrival in Los Angeles. Have a first look at the city, and settle in at your hotel for 2 nights.

Teebsi tips:

Learn about the heritage and history of the city:

  • Head to El mercado de Los Angeles in Boyle Heights, a traditional Latin American marketplace where you will find Mexican goods, authentic Mexican food, and live mariachi music.

  • The Museum of African American Art is a nonprofit cultural institution that educates visitors about the arts through the lens of African American culture. They exhibit local artists and bring meaningful experiences to the public.

Shop to support the community and the environment:

  • Bring home gifts with a meaning when you shop at MADE. MADE was created by the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) to empower women in Los Angeles to break the cycle of chronic homelessness through employment. ​

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Dragon Gate

Day 3, Laughlin

Drive towards the southernmost tip of Nevada, Laughlin.

Teebsi tips:

Get off the main tourist path at Mojave National Preserve: don't miss Kelso Dunes, Mitchell Caverns, and Teutonia Peak, and in Grapevine Canyon, located in the Spirit Mountain Wilderness Area,

Accommodation: Aquarius Casino Resort

 

Day 4, Grand Canyon

Morning drive to Grand Canyon, superb geological phenomenon. 

Teebsi tips:

Listen to or read some of the Native people's stories and what the Grand Canyon means to them to get an understanding of their cultural connection to the area 

Accommodation: Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel

 

Day 5, Monument Valley

Leave for Monument Valley in the morning and drive along the Desert View Drive.

Teebsi tips:

  • Experience Monument Valley on a horseback riding tour with a Navajo guide

  • Get off the main tourist path in Valley of the Gods which offers the same kind of scenery without the crowds (it's a fun 17 mile dirt road!)

Accommodation: Monument Valley Inn

 

Day 6, Page

Page is your getaway to Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon. 

Teebsi tips:

Explore Navajo Interactive Museum and the Navajo Code Talkers Museum to learn about Navajo History, culture, people and language

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Page - Lake Powell Area

 

Day 7, Bryce

Drive towards Bryce across The Dixie National Forest.

Teebsi tips:

  • Go on a scenic hike to admire the Hoodoos on the Navajo Loop trail, that you can combine with the Queens Garden trail for a longer experience

  • Did you know that Bryce Canyon National Park was certified as an International Dark Sky Park? Join locals and visitors alike on a night sky observation with park's rangers and volunteer astronomers. 

Accommodation: Ruby's Inn

 

Day 8 and 9, Las Vegas

On your way to Vegas we recommend a stop in Zion National Park, the oldest park in Utah.

Teebsi tips:

  • A must-hike in Zion National Park, the Canyon overlook trail is short and rewards with incredible views on the canyon (moderate, 1 mile round trip) on the Zion - Mt Carmel highway.

  • If you’re travelling with kids, you can learn about the local eco-system in a fun way at the Springs Preserve, the original source of water for Native Americans thousands of years ago. 

  • Make your last night memorable at the Las Vegas Arts District, still little-known among visitors with new galleries featuring local artists, antique shops, and an impressive food scene. 

Accommodation: Excalibur Hotel and Casino

 

Day 10: Check out and end of your city and national park road trip.

 

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. The final hotel list will be sent to you 15 days before your departure.

Cities & Parks of the west bucket list road trip

Kids travel free!

If you're travelling with a 12 year old or younger, simply indicate their name(s) and their date of birth in the ''notes'' section of the reservation.

Room packages available:

Single room:

1 adult

1 adult and 1 kid

1 adult and 2 kids

Double room:

2 adults

2 adults and 1 kid

2 adults and 2 kids

Triple room:

3 adults

3 adults and 1 kid

Quad room:

4 adults

Package information

What is included

  • 9 nights of accommodation based on double occupancy 

  • 24/7 hotline

Not included

  • Car rental, transfers, or transportation 

  • Air fare

  • Insurance

  • Luggage storage

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals

  • Any visits, excursions, or entrance fees

Travel period

From*

*Price for 2 persons in a double room

May 20th - October 9th, 2022

$1498

$749 per person in a double room

October 10th - 25th, 2022

$1190

$595 per person in a double room

October 26th - December 31st, 2022

$998

$499 per person in a double room

Cancellation Policy

Full refund if cancellation is received eight days prior to travel date, minus the deposit ($200 per room). After that, no refund will be issued. To cancel your trip, contact us by email or via the ''Contact us'' section of the website.

Terms & Conditions:

Accommodation cannot be guaranteed at the suggested hotels. Similar properties can be chosen at our discretion.

Mandatory daily Resort Fees may apply in some of the chosen properties. These can only be paid by guests directly at check-in.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

Learn more about Teebsi