12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Honshin Fine Art, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona tour itinerary builder website .

Detroit to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Sedona. Traveling from Detroit in February, expect Sedona to be warmer, temps between 60°F and 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, get great views at Pima Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in February, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 18°F, while days are little chillier, around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prescott trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Prescott: highs are around 66°F and lows about 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Step out of Phoenix with an excursion to Taliesin West in Scottsdale--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner .

You can drive from Prescott to Phoenix in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in March, expect nights in Phoenix to be warmer, around 57°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Balloon Rides

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