15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Jerome
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Williams
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
8
Zion
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Tucson
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Meteor Crater Natural Landmark (in Winslow). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sedona day trip tool .

Newark to Sedona is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Sedona. When traveling from Newark in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jerome.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Meteor Crater, Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Off-Road Tours
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

1
night
Jerome

Jerome ©
Jerome is a town in the Black Hills of Yavapai County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Pura Vida Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Jerome State Historic Park, then make a trip to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, then examine the collection at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and finally take a stroll through Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jerome day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sedona to Jerome in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Jerome, with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Jerome

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
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Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Pura Vida Gallery ©
Pura Vida Gallery

1
day
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Williams Depot, play a few rounds at Elephant Rocks at Williams, and then stop by Bedrock City.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Williams trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Jerome to Williams in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jerome in December; daily highs in Williams reach 47°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors Golf Museums
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Elephant Rocks at Williams ©
Elephant Rocks at Williams
Williams Depot ©
Williams Depot
Bedrock City ©
Bedrock City

1
night
Page

Page ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Page online attractions planner .

Drive from Williams to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Williams in December since evenings lows in Page dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip website .

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

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

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 15th (Sun), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 16th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in December; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 36°F and lows reach 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zion.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Zion

Zion ©
Zion is a city in Lake County, Illinois, United States. On the 17th (Tue), gain insight at Northwestern University and then take in the pleasant sights at Chicago Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of SC Johnson Headquarters, then get engrossed in the history at Southport Light Station Museum, and then get your game on at LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zion trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, Zion is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Zion

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Southport Light Station Museum, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, Northwestern University, SC Johnson Headquarters
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LEGOLAND Discovery Center ©
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Chicago Botanic Garden ©
Chicago Botanic Garden
SC Johnson Headquarters ©
SC Johnson Headquarters

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.
On the 19th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion to Tucson. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion to Tucson due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion in December, plan for warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 65°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pueblo Vida Brewing Company ©
Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

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