9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Mesa
— Few hours
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Provo
— 1 night
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Mesa

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. On the 17th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

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Phoenix to Mesa is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks

Side Trip

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel route planner.

Drive from Mesa to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Mesa in October, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 55°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
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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.
For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour planner.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Provo.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature
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Provo

Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): whizz through the canopy at Provo Canyon Adventures, then take in breathtaking views at Provo Canyon, then make a trip to Roots of Knowledge, and finally don't miss a visit to Provo City Center Temple.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Provo itinerary planning app.

Getting from Zion National Park to Provo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Provo: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Provo

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Pavilion, then see the interesting displays at Collector Corner Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls trip website.

Traveling by car from Provo to Idaho Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Provo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Idaho Falls, with lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Helena.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums · Parks
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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helena trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Idaho Falls to Helena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Helena sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Museums · Historic Sites
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Helena to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Helena in October, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
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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.