13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Knoxville
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Knoxville

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour itinerary website .

Knoxville to Zion National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Knoxville to Zion National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Knoxville in September, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 71°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Wolfe Ranch Rock Art ©
Wolfe Ranch Rock Art

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hours
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, you will find days in Monument Valley are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Nature, #Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona online travel planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

#Nature, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Phoenix reach 90°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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