12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reno
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Reno
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
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Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Teec Nos Pos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
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Wells
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Reno

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Reno

Reno
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reno trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Reno. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will leave 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.

Start your trip to Death Valley National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Reno to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reno in September, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 91°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive 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.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale online attractions planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Scottsdale by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Scottsdale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Scottsdale at 99°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 30th (Mon), do a tasting at Pillsbury Wine Company North.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in September, with highs in Sedona at 85°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Cottonwood
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Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Historic Old Town Cottonwood ©
Historic Old Town Cottonwood

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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and finally get great views at Lipan Point. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get great views at Powell Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (66°F), and nights are colder (31°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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): look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Four Corners Monument. On the 6th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Ruins Road.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Teec Nos Pos day trip tool .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Teec Nos Pos in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Teec Nos Pos, with lows of 34°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Teec Nos Pos

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

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 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Arches National Park in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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. 12 Mile Hot Springs has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wells online road trip planner .

Drive from Arches National Park to Wells in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wells when traveling from Arches National Park in October, with lows around 32°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wells

Nature Parks

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