11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Boulder City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 6th (Sun), wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas route maker app .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 82°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
On the 8th (Tue), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Boulder City day trip app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Boulder City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boulder City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Museums

Side Trip

Clark County Heritage Museum
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Clark County Heritage Museum ©
Clark County Heritage Museum

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore and take pictures at Sunset Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Boulder City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boulder City to Bryce Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Boulder City in October, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 61°F and lows at 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): cruise along Zion Shuttle, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town). Keep things going the next day: hike along Angel's Landing and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 74°F and lows about 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Historic Sites
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Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, see the interesting displays at Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Williams trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum ©
Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 14th (Mon), wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, do a tasting at Pillsbury Wine Company North, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Church, then steep yourself in history at Montezuma Castle National Monument, and finally learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Sedona Star Gazing, then trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Williams to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Williams in October, with highs in Sedona at 77°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Cottonwood, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Holy Family Church
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Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Holy Family Church ©
Holy Family Church

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson and then admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. In October, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

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

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