11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Livermore
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Palm Desert
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Livermore

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

Livermore to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Livermore in March, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are cooler (23°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at Trailhead Tea, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To plan Sedona vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 67°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Trailhead Tea ©
Trailhead Tea

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Bring the kids along to Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Phoenix to Scottsdale to see Taliesin West about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, don't miss a visit to On The Edge Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in March, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scottsdale
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

4
nights
Palm Desert

Palm Desert ©
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Attractions like Lions, Tigers & Bears and Eagle and High Peak Mine make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Desert side-trips: The Bird Watcher (in Julian) and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum, take a stroll through El Paseo Shopping District, trek along Bump and Grind Trail, and explore and take pictures at Shields Date Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Palm Desert trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Phoenix to Palm Desert by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Palm Desert can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Julian, Rancho Mirage, Shields Date Garden, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Lions, Tigers & Bears
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Eagle and High Peak Mine ©
Eagle and High Peak Mine
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum

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