42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Page
— 4 nights
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Chinle
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Kingman
— 4 nights
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Flagstaff
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Cottonwood
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Mesa
— 4 nights
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Tucson
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Page

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) and Lone Rock Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Nautilus Rock (in Kanab) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Page road trip planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Page is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Page hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

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Chinle

Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Bluff Fort Historic Site. Get outdoors at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Spider Rock. Take a break from Chinle with a short trip to Wildcat Trail in Monument Valley, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at White House Ruins Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon del Muerto, take a memorable drive along South Rim Drive, and admire all the interesting features of North Rim Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chinle trip planning tool.

Getting from Page to Chinle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in June, expect nights in Chinle to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hermit's Rest and Kolb Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and East Rim Drive. There's lots more to do: get great views at Yaki Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, trek along Grandview Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Chinle to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chinle in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

4
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Kingman

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Hackberry General Store and Oatman Ghost Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Sitgreaves Pass and Lake Havasu State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kingman side-trips: Oatman Gift Shack (in Oatman), Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin) and Keepers of the Wild Nature Park (in Valentine). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Desert Diamond Distillery, see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chloride, Arizona.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kingman road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Kingman to be warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

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Flagstaff

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lava River Cave and Coconino National Forest. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Lowell Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Painted Desert in Petrified Forest National Park (about 2h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of San Francisco Peaks, examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona, appreciate the history behind Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy dove.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff travel route planner.

Getting from Kingman to Flagstaff by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kingman in June, plan for little chillier days in Flagstaff, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Head to Oak Creek Vista Point and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Artfor some retail therapy. Visiting West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Broken Arrow Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Fay Canyon Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, stroll through Bear Mountain Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sedona road trip app.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in June, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

4
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Cottonwood

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tuzigoot National Monument and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. For shopping fun, head to Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery or Pawz on Main. Change things up with these side-trips from Cottonwood: Prescott (Downtown Historic Area & Sharlot Hall Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Douglas Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and do a tasting at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cottonwood route tool.

Cottonwood is just a stone's throw from Sedona. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Hole in the Rock. Step out of the city life by going to Camelback Mountain and KOLI Equestrian Center. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Phoenix Art Museum, have fun and explore at Art Of Ice Cream Experience, view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, and examine the collection at Pueblo Grande Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip planning site.

Getting from Cottonwood to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cottonwood in July, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 48°C and 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mesa.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

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Mesa

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Superstition Mountain Museum and Mesa Arts Center. Get some cultural insight at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Mesa side-trips: Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Apache Trail Scenic Drive and identify plant and animal life at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa trip itinerary planning website.

Mesa is just a stone's throw from Phoenix. July in Mesa sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Saguaro National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, then learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tucson trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mesa to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Mesa in July, things will get slightly colder in Tucson: highs are around 42°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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