12 days in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

12 days in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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12 days in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly + taxi:  11​h
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Charleston

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Palatki Ruins. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Montezuma Well and Page Springs Cellars. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, and take a memorable drive along Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planning site .

Charleston to Sedona is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sedona when traveling from Charleston in September, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Montezuma Well, Page Springs Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

4
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.
Visiting Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway
Highlights from your plan
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

3
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Las Vegas Temple, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then see a world frozen in time at Nelson Ghost Town, and finally try to win big at Casino at the Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are warmer (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nelson Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town

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