8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

few
hours
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum and then stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Denver day trip planning site .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Denver is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Denver at 59°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop, trek along Negro Bill Canyon Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then hike along Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island in the Sky, and then explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moab online travel route planner .

You can fly from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in April, you will find days in Moab are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
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Negro Bill Canyon Trail ©
Negro Bill Canyon Trail
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Broken Arrow Trail, and then see the sky in a new way at Sedona Star Gazing.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sedona visit planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Moab to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Moab in April, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Boynton Canyon Trail ©
Boynton Canyon Trail
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel, and finally wander the streets of Barrio de Analco. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in April, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 67°F and lows about 35°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Taos, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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