8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  3​h
1
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ruidoso
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Vernal
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Phoenix

2
nights
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 25th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, then snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Page road trip planner .

Phoenix to Page is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get a bit cooler in Page: highs are around 86°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Coyote Buttes, Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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You can fly from Page to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Page in September, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 99°F and 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Balloon Rides
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

1
night
Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. On the 29th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Old West Studio, do a tasting at Noisy Water Winery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally bet on a winner at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruidoso trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Phoenix to Ruidoso takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Ruidoso to be colder, temps between 73°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Casinos Fun & Games Spas
Highlights from your plan
Ruidoso Downs Race Track ©
Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Spas
Noisy Water Winery ©
Noisy Water Winery

2
nights
Vernal

Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Vernal is known for adventure, museums, nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire all the interesting features of Moonshine Arch, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, and cruise along Sheep Creek Geological Loop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vernal, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Vernal takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Vernal can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vernal

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jensen, Sheep Creek Geological Loop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Moonshine Arch ©
Moonshine Arch

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