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 + shuttle:  8​h
1
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Detroit

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip planner.

Detroit to Tucson is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in February, with highs in Tucson at 70°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. When in Phoenix, make a side trip to see Taliesin West in Scottsdale, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix journey builder tool .

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Phoenix, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, look for gifts at Trailhead Tea, and don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sedona trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. In March, Sedona is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then stroll through Angel's Landing, and then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park route planner.

Getting from Sedona to Zion National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sedona in March, expect little chillier with lows of 30°F in Zion National Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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