9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  9​h 15​min
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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.
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson trip itinerary maker

New York City to Tucson is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 1st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and don't miss a visit to Moran Point.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning website

Traveling by car from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Tucson in March, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are much colder (22°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sedona road trip tool

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Sedona hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale travel route site

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In April, Scottsdale is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 87°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): meet the residents at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati trip planning app

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Scottsdale to Cincinnati in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Scottsdale, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Cincinnati, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Casinos
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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

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