28 days in Arizona, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

28 days in Arizona, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

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1
Phoenix
— 1 night
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
3
Page
— 1 night
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
7
Canon City
— 1 night
8
Aspen
— 3 nights
9
Los Angeles
— 7 nights

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: stop by Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Quarter.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Phoenix road trip tool.

Jerusalem, Israel to Phoenix is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Phoenix. When traveling from Jerusalem in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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), admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then look for gifts at Old Town Artisans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tucson travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Tucson to be little chillier, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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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.

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Traveling by car from Tucson to Page takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect Page to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive 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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Lookout Studio. On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Toroweap Point.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. 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

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 12th (Sat), learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Canon City online attractions planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Canon City dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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

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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 outdoors at Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Thermal Spas about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: cruise along Independence Pass and look for gifts at Snowmass Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen vacation planner.

You can drive from Canon City to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Canon City in October, expect Aspen to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get some cultural insight at Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Third Street Promenade about 30 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, stop by Amoeba Music, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip site.

Getting from Aspen to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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