9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Moab
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
6
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Newark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson travel planner .

Newark to Tucson is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in April, things will get a bit warmer in Tucson: highs are around 82°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by Cocopah, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sedona online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tucson in April, with highs in Sedona at 72°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Cocopah ©
Cocopah

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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip site .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, with highs in Zion National Park at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moab tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arches National Park travel planner.

Drive from Moab to Arches National Park in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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