31 days in Arizona & North Carolina Itinerary

31 days in Arizona & North Carolina Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Burlington
— 2 nights
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Raleigh
— 4 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Gilbert (Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ & St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phoenix travel route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Phoenix. In November in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

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.
Tucson is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tucson route planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in November, Tucson is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Dogwood Crafters (in Dillsboro) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, identify plant and animal life at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, and take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Asheville takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Tucson in November, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 59°F and lows about 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Burlington

Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ayr Mount Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, and then don't miss a visit to Destination Downtown. On the next day, trek along Haw River Trail & Paddle Trail, examine the collection at Textile Heritage Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, and finally examine the collection at Mebane Train Display.

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Traveling by car from Asheville to Burlington takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

4
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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get out of town with these interesting Raleigh side-trips: Southern Supreme Fruitcake (in Bear Creek), Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville) and Durham (Duke University, Museum of Life + Science, &more). And it doesn't end there: hike along Neuse River Trail, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and walk around Pullen Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh travel tool.

Getting from Burlington to Raleigh by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Raleigh sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

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 2nd (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, and then head outdoors with Northern Arizona Guide Service. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Page vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Raleigh to Page takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Raleigh to Page due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Raleigh in December; daily highs in Page reach 47°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Page in December, with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, approximately Clarkdale away. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), hike along Broken Arrow Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sedona sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (54°F), and nights are much hotter (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

North Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.