13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Watchman Trail, then trek along Riverside Walk, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. In May, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toSedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Doe Mountain Trail and Jerome State Historic Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Montezuma Well and Fay Canyon Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale) and Holy Family Church (in Jerome). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood, admire all the interesting features of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sedona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerome, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Well, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Highlights from your plan
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phoenix itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in May, with highs in Phoenix at 93°F and lows at 69°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ©
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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