11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Tucson
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Orlando, Florida

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Phoenix Art Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

Before you visit Phoenix, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Orlando to Phoenix is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Phoenix. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Phoenix reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Art Museum ©
Phoenix Art Museum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery ©

2
nights
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 27th (Fri): stop by Lookout Studio, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and finally examine the collection at Kolb Studio. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 45°F and lows at 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, then examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona, and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown and Railroad District.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff holiday app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, then explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, view the masterpieces at Renee Taylor Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Honshin Fine Art, then explore the ancient world of Palatki Ruins, and finally shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Sedona is a bit warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 54°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Arizona Copper Art Museum, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Palatki Ruins ©
Palatki Ruins
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, then do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company, then identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and finally view the masterpieces at Main Street Arts District.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In December, Scottsdale is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Franklin Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Etherton Gallery, then see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of the Horse Soldier.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Tucson trip planner .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Scottsdale in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tucson, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Auto Museum ©
Franklin Auto Museum
Museum of the Horse Soldier ©
Museum of the Horse Soldier

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