12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Reno
— Few hours
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Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
8
Teec Nos Pos
— 2 nights
9
Arches National Park
— 1 night
10
Wells
— 1 night

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Reno

Reno
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reno trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Reno. In September, daytime highs in Reno are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll set off for Death Valley National Park on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Reno to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Reno in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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.
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours

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night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Scottsdale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Scottsdale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 99°F and lows reach 78°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Pillsbury Wine Company North.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in September, with highs in Sedona at 85°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Historic Old Town Cottonwood ©
Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Pillsbury Wine Company North ©
Pillsbury Wine Company North

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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 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get great views at Powell Point, hike along Hermit Trail, then look for gifts at Hopi House, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail

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Monument Valley

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 4th (Fri): stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, hike along Wildcat Trail, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Ruins Road. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, don't miss a visit to Park Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Teec Nos Pos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Teec Nos Pos takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Teec Nos Pos, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Teec Nos Pos

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park online visit planner.

You can drive from Teec Nos Pos to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Teec Nos Pos in October since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 42°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wells.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel

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Wells

Wells
Wells is a small city in Elko County, in northeast Nevada in the western United States. To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wells trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Arches National Park to Wells in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arches National Park to Wells due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, Wells is slightly colder at night with lows of 32°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Wells

Nature · Parks

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