28 days in Arizona, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

28 days in Arizona, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

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28 days in Arizona, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  22​h
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem


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1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, then look for gifts at Cosanti Originals, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Quarter.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary planning tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Phoenix is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Phoenix is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, you will find days in Phoenix are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then look for gifts at Old Town Artisans. On the next day, examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tucson online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get little chillier in Tucson: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and finally get lost in a book at Page Public Library.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Page driving holiday planner .

Getting from Tucson to Page by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect Page to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyon Village Marketplace and Grand Canyon South Rim. Shop till you drop at Hopi House and Lookout Studio. On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Toroweap Point.

Planning Grand Canyon National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 9th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City trip planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Canon City when traveling from Colorado Springs in October, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and stop by Snowmass Sports.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aspen road trip planning app .

Getting from Canon City to Aspen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canon City in October, with highs in Aspen at 18°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Snowmass Sports
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Head to Third Street Promenade and Melrose Trading Postfor plenty of shopping. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station). Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Aspen to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aspen to Los Angeles. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Aspen in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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