42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Page
— 4 nights
2
Chinle
— 4 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
4
Kingman
— 4 nights
5
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
6
Sedona
— 5 nights
7
Cottonwood
— 4 nights
8
Phoenix
— 3 nights
9
Mesa
— 4 nights
10
Tucson
— 2 nights

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coyote Buttes and Waterholes Canyon. Go for a jaunt from Page to Kanab to see Nautilus Rock about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach, admire the engineering at The Chains, explore the activities along Lake Powell, and explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Page road trip planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Page is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Page hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Water, Kanab
Highlights from your plan
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) ©
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access)
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

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Chinle

Chinle
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Wildcat Trail. Get outdoors at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and South Rim Drive. Take a break from Chinle with a short trip to Bluff Fort Historic Site in Bluff, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at White House Ruins Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon del Muerto, explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, and cruise along North Rim Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chinle trip planning tool.

Getting from Page to Chinle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in June, expect nights in Chinle to be cooler, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildcat Trail, Bluff Fort Historic Site, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
White House Ruins Trail
White House Ruins Trail
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hermit's Rest and Kolb Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and cruise along Point Imperial Drive.

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You can drive from Chinle to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chinle in June, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Hackberry General Store and Chloride, Arizona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Sitgreaves Pass and Lake Havasu State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kingman side-trips: Oatman (Oatman Gift Shack & Oatman Ghost Town), Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin) and Keepers of the Wild Nature Park (in Valentine). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, explore the world behind art at Mohave Museum of History and Arts, examine the collection at Kingman Army Air Field Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kingman online trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kingman: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oatman, Lake Havasu State Park, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Chloride, Arizona, Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Lava River Cave and Coconino National Forest. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Museum of Northern Arizona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Francisco Peaks, wander the streets of Historic Downtown and Railroad District, contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy dove.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff travel route planner.

Getting from Kingman to Flagstaff by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kingman in June, plan for little chillier days in Flagstaff, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Head to Oak Creek Vista Point and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Artfor some retail therapy. Visiting West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Doe Mountain Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Broken Arrow Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Soldier Pass, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fay Canyon Trail.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sedona road trip app.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in June, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Boynton Canyon Trail ©
Boynton Canyon Trail
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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Cottonwood

Cottonwood ©
Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tuzigoot National Monument and Douglas Mansion. For shopping fun, head to Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery or Pawz on Main. Change things up with these side-trips from Cottonwood: V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Prescott (Downtown Historic Area & Sharlot Hall Museum). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, do a tasting at Page Springs Cellars, and take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cottonwood trip itinerary maker site.

Cottonwood is very close to Sedona. June in Cottonwood sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Prescott, Jerome, Clarkdale, Page Springs Cellars, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Phoenix Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Camelback Mountain and KOLI Equestrian Center. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock, examine the collection at Pueblo Grande Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Art Of Ice Cream Experience, and stroll around South Mountain Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip planning site.

Getting from Cottonwood to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cottonwood in July, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mesa.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Desert Caballeros Western Museum ©
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum

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Mesa

Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Mesa Arts Center and Superstition Mountain Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Explore Mesa's surroundings by going to Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center). There's more to do: cruise along Apache Trail Scenic Drive and identify plant and animal life at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa driving holiday planner.

Mesa is just a short distance from Phoenix. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Apache Trail Scenic Drive, Superstition Mountain Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arts Center ©
Mesa Arts Center
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Saguaro National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, thenlearn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tucson trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mesa to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Mesa in July, things will get slightly colder in Tucson: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Titan Missile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Colossal Cave Mountain Park ©
Colossal Cave Mountain Park

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