10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bisbee
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Tombstone
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Phoenix
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get great views at Gates Pass and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary website .

Washington DC to Tucson is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Tucson

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass

1
night
Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. On the 21st (Sat), go deep underground at Queen Mine Tour, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Lavender Pit, then get engrossed in the history at Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Old Bisbee Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, then stop by PanTerra Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Belleza Fine Art Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bisbee travel route planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Bisbee in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Bisbee. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Bisbee

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
Highlights from your plan
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum ©
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour
PanTerra Gallery ©
PanTerra Gallery

few
hours
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, then do a tasting at Silver Strike Winery, and then stop by Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tombstone trip itinerary builder site .

Tombstone is just a short distance from Bisbee. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Silver Strike Winery ©
Silver Strike Winery

1
night
Tucson

Tucson
To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tucson trip itinerary app .

Getting from Tombstone to Tucson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tombstone in September: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 92°F and lows are around 69°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off toSedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors Parks Museums

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip site .

Getting from Tucson to Sedona by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

1
night
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 25th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): trek along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Prescott

Prescott
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prescott tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Prescott reach 82°F and lows reach 54°F. On the 27th (Fri), you're off toScottsdale.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 27th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, then stop by Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale visit planner .

You can drive from Prescott to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in September, expect nights in Scottsdale to be warmer, around 78°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 99°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Elan Wollitzer Gallery ©
Elan Wollitzer Gallery

few
hours
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planning website .

Phoenix is very close to Scottsdale. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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