8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Phoenix
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning site .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (57°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Paris Las Vegas ©
Paris Las Vegas

1
night
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 25th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then learn about winemaking at Pillsbury Wine Company North.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona vacation planner .

You can 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 December: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, Pillsbury Wine Company North
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas
Pillsbury Wine Company North ©
Pillsbury Wine Company North

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in December: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Spas Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Superstition Ranch Market
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Spas
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company
Superstition Ranch Market ©
Superstition Ranch Market

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online holiday maker .

Phoenix is just a short distance from Scottsdale. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix ©

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