29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Arches National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Vancouver

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Jerome State Historic Park. Escape the urban bustle at Fay Canyon Trail and Lynx Lake Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Winslow (9/11 Remembrance Garden & Rock Art Canyon Ranch), Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale) and Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town (in Jerome). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of V-Bar-V Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and take in the exciting artwork at Son Silver West Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona visit planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Sedona is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Winslow, Flagstaff, Jerome, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Tuzigoot National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Riordan Mansion State Historic 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hopi Point and Hermit's Rest. Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and East Rim Drive. The adventure continues: get great views at Pima Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail

4
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Windows and Devils Garden Trailhead. Get in touch with nature at Double Arch and Double O Arch. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, hike along Tunnel Arch, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine Tree Arch Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Rainbow Point. Step out of the city life by going to Queen's Garden Trail and Rim Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bristlecone Loop, and explore the striking landscape of Fairyland Loop Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip website .

Getting from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kolob Canyons and Riverside Walk. Get outdoors at The Narrows and Temple of Sinawava Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Watchman Trail, stroll through Timber Creek Overlook Trail, don't miss a visit to Court of the Patriarchs, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In May, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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