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
+2
foot + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Long House, hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Anasazi Heritage Center, get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center, and then trek along Petroglyph Point Hike.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park route builder website .

New York City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in November since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Cortez Cultural Center
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Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In November, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Nature Parks Museums
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 27th (Wed), hike along Bear Mountain Trail, stroll through Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Jerome State Historic Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Douglas Mansion, then explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planning tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 45°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Jerome
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Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 29th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online road trip planner .

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Scottsdale, KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Phoenix Art Museum ©
Phoenix Art Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

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