10 days in Utah & Arizona Itinerary
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Thu, Jan 19 - Sat, Jan 28
Moab — 3 nights
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.Take a break from the city and head to Mesa Arch and Fiery Furnace. Get some cultural insight at Newspaper Rock Recreation Site and Gallery Moab LCA. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Monticello (Big Four Tractor, Frontier Museum, &more) and Devils Garden Trailhead (in Arches National Park). There's much more to do: hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, examine the collection at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, admire all the interesting features of Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balanced Rock Trail.
For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Moab trip app.
Denver to Moab is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in January: high temperatures in Moab hover around 2°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.
You can do a combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around -11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 7°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.On the 23rd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at V-Bar-V Heritage Site, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Verde State Historic Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Seven Sacred Pools. Keep things going the next day: hike along Little Horse Trail, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then hike along Fay Canyon Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass.
For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary planning website.
You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Sedona hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.
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Tucson — 1 night
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.Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, see the interesting displays at Franklin Auto Museum, learn about all things military at Arizona History Museum, view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of the Horse Soldier.
For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tucson driving holiday planner.
Traveling by car from Sedona to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.
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Tombstone — 2 nights
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.Eschew the tourist crowds and head to O.K. Corral and Amerind Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and Rose Tree Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tombstone: Cochise Stronghold (in Pearce), Patagonia (Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve & Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds) and Dos Cabezas WineWorks (in Sonoita). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Allen Street, stop by Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, and examine the collection at White Raven Trading Co..
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tombstone tour itinerary builder tool.
Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, Tombstone is slightly colder than Tucson - with highs of 18°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Utah travel guide
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
Arizona travel guide
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.