7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— Few hours

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Phoenix

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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 25th (Fri), hike along Cholla Trail, identify plant and animal life at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, and then explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phoenix day trip planner.

Dallas to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

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Side Trip

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 26th (Sat), trek along Fay Canyon Trail, then hike along Doe Mountain Trail, then trek along Bear Mountain Trail, and finally stop by The Sedona Fudge Company.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in December, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Fay Canyon Trail
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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 27th (Sun): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

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Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel 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. On the 28th (Mon), look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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Photography Tours
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Orange Cliffs Overlook.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in December, expect little chillier with lows of 15°F in Canyonlands National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 29th (Tue): trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Geologic Formation
Turret Arch
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Wolfe Ranch
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arches National Park in December: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Waterfall
Chasm Falls
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online visit planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Denver, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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Specialty Museum
National Ballpark Museum
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