12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Tampa

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, shop like a local with The Strip, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Tampa to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In December, Las Vegas is much colder than Tampa - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, hike along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and then look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley route planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. December in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip builder website .

Getting from Monument Valley to Sedona by car takes about 5 hours. In December, Sedona is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 54°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Tours
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Off-Road Tours
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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