9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Wellington
Fly + taxi + bus:  22​h 45​min
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
Wellington

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 9th (Fri), look for gifts at The Hike House and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online trip planner

Wellington, New Zealand to Sedona is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -19 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Wellington in March since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Spas & Wellness

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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 11th (Sun), trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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 photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley itinerary builder tool

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monument Valley, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell planning website

You can drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in March, with highs in Lake Powell at 20°C and lows at 6°C. You'll set off for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Tours Outdoors

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, get great views at Inspiration Point, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online road trip planner

Getting from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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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 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning website

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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