9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bisbee
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip builder tool .

Washington DC to Tucson is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Tucson hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

1
night
Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, then take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bisbee trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Tucson to Bisbee in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Tucson in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bisbee, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums

Side Trip

O.K. Corral
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O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum ©
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, get great views at Hopi Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bisbee to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Bisbee in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then look for gifts at Cocopah. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and finally pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to On The Edge Gallery, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September, Scottsdale is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 99°F and lows of 78°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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