16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and New York Public Library. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. November in New York City sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
On the 6th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Denver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, then trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

Plan a Sedona trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in November, with highs in Sedona at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Mather Point and East Rim Drive. The adventure continues: get great views at Lipan Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, walk around Indian Garden, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 54°F, while nights are colder with lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park tour itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in November; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 68°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.