11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planner.

Austin to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
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Parks · Nature

Zion National Park — 2 nights

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 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The Narrows.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Zion National Park at 52°F and lows at 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 44°F and lows at 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then see Off-Road Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 2 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and then view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale online travel planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in January; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning website.

You can fly from Scottsdale to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Scottsdale to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In January, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Scottsdale - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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