13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint and then make a trip to Partition Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Delicate Arch, then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch Rock Art, and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip maker tool .

Knoxville to Arches National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Arches National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in September, plan for little chillier nights in Arches National Park, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Dead Horse Point State Park
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Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Partition Arch ©
Partition Arch

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. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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, admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sedona vacation website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Phoenix road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sedona in October, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 90°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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