10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Window Rock
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Battlefield Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Las Vegas. When traveling from Newark in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 24th (Mon), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 36°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Window Rock.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Window Rock

Window Rock ©
Window Rock is a small city that serves as the seat of government and capital of the Navajo Nation, the largest territory of a sovereign Native American nation in North America. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park, examine the collection at Navajo Nation Museum, then explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at St. Michaels Historical Museum and Mission.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Window Rock road trip planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Window Rock in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, expect Window Rock to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Window Rock

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

St. Michaels Historical Museum and Mission
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Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park ©
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park
Navajo Nation Museum ©
Navajo Nation Museum

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night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Petrified Forest National Park, explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, then contemplate the long history of Agate House, and finally learn more about the world around you at Rainbow Forest Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Window Rock to Petrified Forest National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Petrified Forest National Park are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petrified Forest National Park
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Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Agate House ©
Agate House
Rainbow Forest Museum ©
Rainbow Forest Museum

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then examine the collection at Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix online day trip planner .

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Phoenix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in December, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and finally hike along Airport Mesa. On your second day here, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, look for gifts at Aligning Light Center, then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sedona holiday maker app .

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in December, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), hike along Rim Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (45°F), and nights are much colder (15°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Page

Page ©
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 31st (Mon), enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Page tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
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Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

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