15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Tampa

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 30th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale itinerary planner .

Tampa to Scottsdale is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Scottsdale. When traveling from Tampa in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Scottsdale: temperatures range from 99°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Off-Road Tours
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then see Off-Road Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sedona day trip planning app .

Getting from Scottsdale to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 77°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
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Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Off-Road Tours
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): trek along Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then hike along Wildcat Trail, and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

You can plan Monument Valley trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 42°F in Monument Valley. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see Off-Road Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moab journey planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, hike along Cohab Canyon Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in October, things will get little chillier in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Paria View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In October in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Paria View ©
Paria View

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 11th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

Plan a trip to Lake Powell easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 6 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lake Powell, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails
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3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Powell to Las Vegas. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lake Powell in October, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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