15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Shuttle:  30 min
1
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Cannonville
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 45 min
End: Durham

2
nights
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 10th (Fri), look and learn at Sedona Stargazing.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online sightseeing planner.

Durham to Sedona is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Sedona. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
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Off-Road Tours
Sedona Stargazing ©
Sedona Stargazing
Helicopter Tours

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 12th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Page.

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

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. On your second day here, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Page tour planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Photography Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Long House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Far View Sites, then don't miss a visit to Park Point, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Page to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Page in July: high temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 90°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 97°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Cannonville

Cannonville ©
Cannonville is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Plan trip to Cannonville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Arches National Park to Cannonville by car takes about 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arches National Park in July: high temperatures in Cannonville hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cannonville

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park

1
night
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 19th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, stroll through Rim Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bryce Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

Bryce Canyon National Park is very close to Cannonville. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then stroll through Angel's Landing.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park vacation maker website.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In July, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
You've now added Hoover Dam to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Neon Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 104°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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