16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Cottonwood
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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McAllen
— 6 nights
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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 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and then indulge your taste buds at Lucidi Distilling Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

Plan my day in Phoenix using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Sydney, Australia to Phoenix is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Phoenix. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Phoenix reach 48°C and lows reach 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.
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Sedona — 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, see Off-Road Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in July, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
On the 28th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Flagstaff.
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Flagstaff — 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In July in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cottonwood.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Cottonwood — 1 night

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
On the 31st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, then admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see a world frozen in time at Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town, then visit Historic Old Town Cottonwood, and then learn about winemaking at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cottonwood trip builder app.

Getting from Flagstaff to Cottonwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in July: high temperatures in Cottonwood hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

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You can drive from Cottonwood to Phoenix in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cottonwood in August, with highs in Phoenix at 47°C and lows at 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to McAllen.
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McAllen — 6 nights

McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McAllen: Padre Island National Seashore (in Corpus Christi), South Padre Island (Sea Turtle, Inc. & Horseback Riding Tours) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Port Isabel). And it doesn't end there: stroll around McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground, browse the different shops at La Plaza Mall, steep yourself in history at Quinta Mazatlan, and take in the exciting artwork at Nuevo Santadar Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our McAllen trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Phoenix to McAllen. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in McAllen are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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