28 days in North Dakota, Arizona & Marquette Itinerary

28 days in North Dakota, Arizona & Marquette Itinerary

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28 days in North Dakota, Arizona & Marquette Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Williston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Medora
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Page
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Marquette
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
New York City

1
day
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Williston trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Williston is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Williston due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Williston at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Buford State Historic Site ©
Fort Buford State Historic Site

1
day
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of South Unit and then hike along Oxbow Overlook.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Medora fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Williston to Medora by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Williston to Medora is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Medora

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook
South Unit ©
South Unit

3
days
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
The Tombstone Epitaph and Mission San Xavier del Bac will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Patagonia Lake State Park and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Dos Cabezas WineWorks (in Sonoita) and Titan Missile Museum (in Sahuarita). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take in the exciting artwork at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, and take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Medora to Tucson in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Tucson is much warmer than Medora - with highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Tombstone, Titan Missile Museum, Dos Cabezas WineWorks, Patagonia Lake State Park
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Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Patagonia Lake State Park ©
Patagonia Lake State Park

5
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatki Ruins and Chapel of the Holy Cross. Discover out-of-the-way places like Doe Mountain Trail and Montezuma Well. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale) and Out of Africa Wildlife Park (in Camp Verde). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Boynton Canyon Trail, look for gifts at Trailhead Tea, wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Fork Oak Creek Trail.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in April: highs in Sedona hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Tuzigoot National Monument, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Montezuma Well
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Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
West Fork Oak Creek Trail ©
West Fork Oak Creek Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well

5
days
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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mather Point and Desert View Watchtower. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and get great views at Grandview Point.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
days
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Escape the urban bustle at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Glen Canyon Dam. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Page driving holiday tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are warmer (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument ©
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

2
days
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 22nd (Sun), see a world frozen in time at Goldfield Ghost Town and then admire the majestic nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Desert Botanical Garden and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip maker site .

You can fly from Page to Phoenix in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Page - with highs of 87°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, River Rafting & Tubing, Goldfield Ghost Town
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town
River Rafting & Tubing

4
days
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Lakenenland Sculpture Park and Marquette Regional History Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Presque Isle Park and Sugarloaf Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park (in Deerton) and Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge (in Eben Junction). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Marquette Mountain, hike along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, and see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette tour planning site .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Marquette takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get colder in Marquette: highs are around 48°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park ©

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