8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hike along Animas River Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at San Juan National Forest.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango itinerary builder website .

New York City to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Durango. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Maricopa Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Grandview Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and then take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sedona day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (64°F), and nights are much warmer (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Boynton Canyon Trail ©
Boynton Canyon Trail
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 28th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Phoenix Art Museum, stroll through KOLI Equestrian Center, and then explore the world behind art at Mesa Arts Center.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix tour planner.

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in November, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 78°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Arts Center, KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Phoenix Art Museum ©
Phoenix Art Museum
Mesa Arts Center ©
Mesa Arts Center

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in November; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 59°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum

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