9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Dadeville
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Dadeville
— 1 night
Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport

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Los Angeles

— 1 day

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and finally contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 56°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 23rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park tour builder tool.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, hike along Little Horse Trail, and then hike along West Fork Oak Creek Trail. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail, then stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, then hike along Fay Canyon Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 28th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Page online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°F in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dadeville.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Dadeville

— 1 night
Dadeville is a city in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get outside with Lake Martin Recreation Area and then trek along Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dadeville trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Page to Dadeville. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Page to Dadeville. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Page in December; daily highs in Dadeville reach 61°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dadeville

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.