6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)

1st visit in United States (Arizona, Nevada, Illinois)
July 05 to 10, 2019 Friday to Wednesday

My 78th solo backpacking trip, 1st country to visit in North America continent, 101st country visited on my journey beyond #lakbay100, 6th continent on my list and of course and usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. I did not research that much for this country due also on limited time and laziness.

2019 Annual Leave 2nd set 2nd leg; beyond #lakbay100 goes to 101st and my 6th continent, The United States of America... farthest place in the western part of the globe at GMT -0700H with more than 16hrs nonstop flight :) #livealifeyouwillremember #unitedstates #americandream #thankyouverymuch

The United States of America is a large country in North America is home to the world's third-largest population, with over 318 million people, it includes both densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs and vast, uninhabited natural areas. With its history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, it is a "melting pot" of cultures from around the world and plays a dominant role in the world's cultural landscape. It's home to a wide array of popular tourist destinations, ranging from the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska, to the warm, sunny beaches of Florida and Hawaii and the deserts of Arizona.

6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)

6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)

6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)

UNITED STATES
timezone - UTC -0300H to -1000H    capital - Washington, D.C.  language - English   currency - Dollar (USD)
visa - need to apply first before travel.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT UNITED STATES
1. In 1783, the United States became the first country to gain independence from a European power
2. The U.S. is the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and the world’s second-largest economy by PPP
3. The United States experiences the highest rate of tornadoes of any country in the world
4. The United States of America has the world’s largest air force
5. Four of the forty-five presidents of the United States have been assassinated in office
6. The United States is one of the 17 megadiverse countries (megadiverse refers to a country where the majority of Earth’s species and a high number of endemic species are found) of the world

6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)

6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)

6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)

6 DAYS SOLO TRIP IN SUMMER UNITED STATES ITINERARY (JULY 2019)


Preparation:
United States B2 Visa Application 590 AED
July 11 Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles 610 AED / July 11 Los Angeles to Flagstaff 202 AED
July 15 Flagstaff to Las Vegas 202 AED / July 15 Las Vegas to Chicago 156+334 AED
July 15 Chicago to Abu Dhabi 465 AED
Grand Canyon International Hostel 3N 335 AED ($92) / Las Vegas Hostel 1N 64 AED ($17)
Upper / Lower Antelope Day tour 510 AED ($139)
Subtotal: 3,468 AED

Day 1: July 11, 2019 Thursday
0835H ETD Abu Dhabi GMT +0400H; flight EY171
1400H ETA Los Angeles LAX GMT -0700H; 5hr transit
1936H ETD Los Angeles; flight AA2318
2104H ETA Phoenix GMT -0700H; 45mins transit
2156H ETD Phoenix; flight AA3263
2244H ETA Flagstaff; Uber to Grand Canyon International Hostel 13 (card charged)
Subtotal: $13 

Day 2: July 12, 2019 Friday
0700H ETD Hostel / breakfast; walk to Amtrak
0745H ETD Flagstaff Amtrak 40 (Park Entrance fee included)
0915H ETA Masawik Lodge; blue shuttle to Bright Angel Lodge; souvenir shirt 23; snacks 17
1000H Bright Angel Trail (2,085masl) start descend 
1100H 1.5 mile (2.4km) resthouse (1,745masl)
1145H 3 mile (4.8km) resthouse (1,440masl); snacktime
1210H Start ascend
1310H 1.5 mile (7.2km) resthouse
1440H ETA Bright Angel Lodge (9.6km)
1500H Thunderstorm, delayed Hermits Rest red bus tour for viewing decks; Trailview Overlook, Maricopa, Monave
1815H ETD Grand Canyon 35
2030H ETA Flagstaff Amtrak; walk to Hostel; Fast food dinner 22
Subtotal: $137

Day 3: July 13, 2019 Saturday
0600H ETD Hostel; paid transpo 150
0815H ETA Lower Antelope jump-off (Kent's Tour)
0830H Lower Antelope tour start
0945H Lower Antelope tour end; refreshments 9
1030H bound to Lake Powell; boat tour 32
1130H Lake Powell Antelope Canyon Wall boat tour start
1230H Lake Powell boat tour end; Chinese Resto Buffet Lunch 26
1700H Upper Antelope tour start
1830H Upper Antelope tour end
1845H Horseshoe Bend overlook 10
2130H ETA Hostel; paid transpo 130
Subtotal: $357

Day 4: July 14, 2019 Sunday
0430H ETD Hostel; Uber to Flagstaff Airport 39 (card charged)
0600H ETA Flagstaff Airport
0615H ETD Flagstaff GMT -0700H; flight AA3251
0714H ETA Phoenix; 30 mins transit
0750H ETD Phoenix GMT -0700H; flight AA711
0904H ETA Las Vegas GMT -0700H; Super shuttle to hostel roundtrip 20
1000H ETA Las Vegas Hostel; Mcdo Meal 8; Las Vegas day tour; Downtown and the Strip
Souvenir shirts + fridge magnets 35; McDo meal 11; Adult Shows 98; RTC bus card day pass 8
2130H 1st Show start
2345H 2nd Show end
Subtotal: $219

Day 5: July 15, 2019 Monday
0350H ETD Hostel; Super Shuttle to airport
0440H ETA Las Vegas Airport
0550H ETD Las Vegas GMT -0700H; flight AA2258
1138H ETA Chicago GMT -0500H; Chicago afternoon tour (7 hours)
Metro day pass 10; blue line bound to City Center; McDo meal 11; Panda Express meal 11
Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge 25; Millennium Park's Cloud Gate (The Bean); walking the streets
1900H ETD Chicago city center
2000H ETA Chicago Airport; souvenir 8
2125H ETD Chicago GMT -0500H; flight EY150
Subtotal: $55

Day 6: July 16, 2019 Tuesday
2000H + 1 ETA Abu Dhabi GMT -0400H

TOTAL: 3,468 AED ($945) + $13 + $137 + $357 + $219 + $55 = $1,589

6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)

6 Days Solo Trip in Summer United States (Grand Canyon)


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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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