19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grand Canyon National Park
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williams
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Grand Canyon National Park

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Toroweap Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Visit Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest for their historical value. On the 30th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Grand Canyon National Park. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park, make a trip to Bedrock City, and then examine the collection at Planes of Fame Air Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, then get engrossed in the history at Williams Depot, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon Deer Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Williams online trip builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Williams Depot ©
Williams Depot
Grand Canyon Deer Farm ©
Grand Canyon Deer Farm

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Lava River Cave, then appreciate the history behind Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff trip maker .

You can drive from Williams to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 9th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Wrigley Mansion.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, Phoenix is warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 88°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Tours
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Mesa Arts Center, then stop by Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar, and then view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Adobe Mission, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip itinerary builder site .

Scottsdale is just a short distance from Phoenix. In April in Scottsdale, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Goldfield Ghost Town, Mesa Arts Center
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Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, look and learn at Sedona Star Gazing, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona online trip builder .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in April, with highs in Sedona at 72°F and lows at 48°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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