11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning app.

New York City to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 29°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Lake Powell

— 1 night
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Make your Lake Powell itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Lake Powell. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, Lake Powell is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Mather Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lake Powell in November: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 54°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (64°F), and nights are much hotter (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. On the next day, look for gifts at Watson's Hat Shop, see Off-Road Tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, and finally view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Scottsdale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 78°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, trek along Ryan Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip builder website.

Drive from Scottsdale to Joshua Tree National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Scottsdale to Joshua Tree National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in November, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 70°F and lows at 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.