12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Baltimore

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and then stroll through KOLI Equestrian Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): hike along Cholla Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lookout Mountain Preserve, and finally browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner .

Baltimore to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baltimore to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in October, expect nights in Phoenix to be a bit warmer, around 67°F, while days are warmer, around 91°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Trails

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KOLI Equestrian Center
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KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Lookout Mountain Preserve ©
Lookout Mountain Preserve
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 8th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Montezuma Well. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then hike along Bear Mountain Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary planning app .

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 77°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Montezuma Well
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Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail

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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): play a few rounds at Elephant Rocks at Williams, look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Williams day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Williams reach 66°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

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Elephant Rocks at Williams ©
Elephant Rocks at Williams
Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Thunder Eagle Native Art

2
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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 11th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get great views at Fairyland Point, trek along Rim Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Fairyland Point
Fairyland Point

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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 14th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, and then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In October, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

Discover how to plan a Las Vegas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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