22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Scottsdale
— 3 nights
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Boulder City
— 2 nights
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Beatty
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 1 night
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
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Kayenta
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
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Scottsdale

— 3 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, then admire the architecture and history at Old Adobe Mission, and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. On your second day here, ride a horse along The Gateway Trailhead, then pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Renewal Center, and then examine the collection at Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale day trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Scottsdale is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Scottsdale. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Boulder City.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Boulder City

— 2 nights

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Willow Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Veteran's Memorial Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Community Church, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boulder City road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Scottsdale to Boulder City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Scottsdale to Boulder City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Scottsdale in April, expect Boulder City to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 15°C. You'll set off for Beatty on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Beatty

— 2 nights
Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. state of Nevada. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Beatty Museum & Historical Society and then stop by Death Valley Nut & Candy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Goldwell Open Air Museum, hike along Daylight Pass, and then steep yourself in history at Bullfrog-Rhyolite Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Beatty trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Boulder City to Beatty in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Boulder City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beatty, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Beatty

Museums · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 4th (Wed), head outdoors with The Subway and then stroll through Kayenta Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beatty to Zion National Park. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beatty to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Beatty in May; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moab sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Moab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 2 nights
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Morrow Point Boat Ride, admire the engineering at Gunnison Diversion Dam, and then trek along Rim Rock Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Needle Rock and then get engrossed in the history at Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kayenta.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kayenta

— 2 nights
Kayenta is a U.S. census-designated place which is part of the Navajo Nation and is in Navajo County, Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Navajo National Monument and then hike along Wildcat Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Church Rock, make a trip to Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit, and then see the interesting displays at Navajo Cultural Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kayenta day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Kayenta. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in May, expect Kayenta to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kayenta

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 11th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then shop like a local with Lookout Studio, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kayenta to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Kayenta in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Phoenix

— 4 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at KOLI Equestrian Center and Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Basilica and Rosson House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Wickenburg (Desert Caballeros Western Museum & Hassayampa River Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: gain interesting insight with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, examine the collection at Arizona Capitol Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piestewa Peak.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phoenix route maker tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Phoenix to be much warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.