36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Monument Valley
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 11 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

4
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Explore Monument Valley's surroundings by going to Mexican Hat (Muley Point Overlook & Valley of the Gods). And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design, and stroll around Sandstone Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley road trip site .

Tokyo, Japan to Monument Valley is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Tokyo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Monument Valley, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Utah
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

11
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

8
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale), Payson (Tonto Natural Bridge State Park & Mogollon Rim) and Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona trip maker tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. In September, Sedona is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Payson, Arizona Copper Art Museum, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

11
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Bonnie Springs Old Nevada (in Blue Diamond), Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in September, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bonnie Springs Old Nevada, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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