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
Drive:  45​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Moab
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  29​h
End: New York City

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary site .

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in San Diego reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Marston House Museum ©
Marston House Museum

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sedona travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Phoenix to Sedona by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in November; daily highs in Sedona reach 64°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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 21st (Wed): stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, stop by Verkamp's Curios, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally admire the striking features of Lookout Studio. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route planning tool .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in November, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 54°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
day
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 6 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°F in Moab. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Downtown Manitou Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Moab to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Downtown Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to 16th Street Mall and then steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip maker .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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