20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gulfport
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
6
Sedona
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Gulfport

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque route builder .

Gulfport to Albuquerque is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gulfport to Albuquerque. Traveling from Gulfport in May, expect Albuquerque to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Angel's Landing, then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then experience rural life at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park road trip website .

Getting from Albuquerque to Zion National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in May since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, get great views at Inspiration Point, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

5
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.
On the 16th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, hike along Rim Trail, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, then stop by Thunder Eagle Native Art, and finally do a tasting at Grand Canyon Wine Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory, contemplate the geological forces at Wupatki National Monument, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meteor Crater.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 2 hours. In May in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Williams, Meteor Crater Natural Landmark
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark ©
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, hike along Broken Arrow Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sedona online visit planner .

Getting from Flagstaff to Sedona by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in May; daily highs in Sedona reach 79°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and then ponder the world of politics at New Mexico Legislature. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, then take a memorable drive along The Plaza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Fe day trip planning site .

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sedona in May since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hall of The White Giant
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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