9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Palo Alto
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
4
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Bakersfield
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Palo Alto

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night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. On the 26th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Area Living Museum (CALM).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bakersfield driving holiday tool .

Palo Alto to Bakersfield is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©

1
night
Williams

Williams
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Williams trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Williams takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Williams is slightly colder than Bakersfield - with highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F. On the 27th (Wed), you're off toSedona.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors Parks Tours

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day
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Williams to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williams in November, expect Sedona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Spas

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, have fun at Flagstaff Extreme, and then look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff vacation planning website .

Traveling by bus from Sedona to Flagstaff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in November: highs in Flagstaff hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas visit website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, get great views at Dante's View, and then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park journey builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in December since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

few
hours
Bakersfield

Bakersfield
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Bakersfield in 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bakersfield, with lows of 39°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Outdoors

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