9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  29 h
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  26 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, then trek along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, and finally browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phoenix journey planner.

Chicago to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Phoenix. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect nights in Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, around 67°F, while days are much warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
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KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

1
night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Little Corona Beach, admire the masterpieces at Huntington Beach Art Center, then identify plant and animal life at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, and finally grab your bike and head to Orange County Coast. On the next day, hike along Civic Center Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bolsa Chica State Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Huntington Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Phoenix to Huntington Beach by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Huntington Beach. Traveling from Phoenix in October, you will find days in Huntington Beach are little chillier (80°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Newport Beach
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Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve ©
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Bolsa Chica State Beach ©
Bolsa Chica State Beach

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 6th (Wed), discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim day trip tool .

Getting from Huntington Beach to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Christ Cathedral, Torrance Beach
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Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers
Christ Cathedral ©
Christ Cathedral

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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder.

Getting from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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