19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Mesa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tonto Basin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Monument Valley
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Big Water
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Columbus

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 6th (Sun), ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center and then admire the landmark architecture of David & Gladys Wright House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online trip maker .

Columbus to Phoenix is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Phoenix. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in September; daily highs in Phoenix reach 99°F and lows reach 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Mesa.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

KOLI Equestrian Center, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Spur Cross Ranch, Glendale Public Library
Highlights from your plan
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Spur Cross Ranch ©
Spur Cross Ranch

1
night
Mesa

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa itinerary maker site .

Mesa is just a short distance from Phoenix. In September, daytime highs in Mesa are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sedona.

Things to do in Mesa

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Tonto Basin

Tonto Basin ©
Tonto Basin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gila County, Arizona, United States. Tonto National Forest has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Apache Lake and then take a memorable drive along Apache Trail Scenic Drive. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Bartlett Reservoir and then take a peaceful walk through Tonto National Forest.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tonto Basin travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Mesa to Tonto Basin takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mesa in September, with highs in Tonto Basin at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Tonto Basin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arizona, Apache Lake
Highlights from your plan
Tonto National Forest ©
Tonto National Forest
Apache Trail Scenic Drive ©
Apache Trail Scenic Drive
Bartlett Reservoir ©
Bartlett Reservoir

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Airport Mesa as well as Red Rock State Park. On the 11th (Fri), trek along Airport Mesa, identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, trek along Fay Canyon Trail, then hike along Doe Mountain Trail, and finally hike along Bear Mountain Trail.

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

Getting from Tonto Basin to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Sedona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lava River Cave.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from Sedona to Flagstaff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Flagstaff, with highs around 73°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

4
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Escape the urban bustle at Wildcat Trail and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of the Gods and Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Venture out of the city with trips to Hite Marina (in Hite) and Cataract Canyon (in Canyonlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the verdant scenery at Mystery Valley, and stroll around Sandstone Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Utah, Cataract Canyon, Hite Marina, Mystery Valley, Valley of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Coyote Buttes has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos. Get in touch with nature at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Lone Rock Beach. Take a break from Big Water with a short trip to Antelope Canyon in Page, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Edmaiers Secret, and identify plant and animal life at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Water driving holiday site .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Big Water in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, Big Water is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Page
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

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.
You've now added North Rim Visitor Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): trek along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, then admire the majestic nature at Cave Creek Regional Park, and then view the masterpieces at Main Street Arts District. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Tank Mountain Regional Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Phoenix in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in September: highs in Phoenix hover around 99°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tonto Basin.

Things to do in Phoenix

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Main Street Arts District, Cave Creek Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
White Tank Mountain Regional Park ©
White Tank Mountain Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park ©
Cave Creek Regional Park

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