9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Durango, Fly to Columbia

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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica and then see the interesting displays at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix tour itinerary site.

Columbia to Phoenix is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Columbia in July, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 106°F and 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip builder.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, Sedona is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grandview Point and Yaki Point. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Hermit Road, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour builder tool.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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 7th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, then cruise along Moki Dugway, and then take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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.