8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Red Rock
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Red Rock
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Chicago O'Hare

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Red Rock

— 1 night
On the 25th (Fri), hike along Sunset Trail. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Picacho Peak State Park, identify plant and animal life at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, and then hike along Hunter Trail.

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Chicago to Red Rock is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect nights in Red Rock to be a bit warmer, around 41°F, while days are much warmer, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Red Rock

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, appreciate the history behind 911 Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and trek along Airport Mesa.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sedona itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Red Rock to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Red Rock in December: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and then stop by Tusayan General Store. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 1st (Fri): hike along Wildcat Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. In December in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.