12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Indio
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Kansas City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip tool .

Kansas City to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kansas City in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Indio.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Indio

Indio ©
Indio is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California's Colorado Desert region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Sunnylands, tee off at Palm Royale Country Club, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town La Quinta.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Indio day trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Indio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Indio are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Indio

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Quinta, Sunnylands Center & Gardens
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Palm Royale Country Club ©
Palm Royale Country Club
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Old Town La Quinta ©
Old Town La Quinta

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 25th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, explore and take pictures at Point Imperial Drive, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation site .

Traveling by car from Indio to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Indio in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 45°F and lows at 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Psychic Readings by Nirup and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Shopping
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Psychic Readings by Nirup ©
Psychic Readings by Nirup

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