4 days in Arizona & Washington DC Itinerary

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Sedona
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Sedona — 1 day

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planning site.

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In January, Sedona is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then cruise along East Rim Drive.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bajada Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix journey planning site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 1 night

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Washington DC. While traveling from Phoenix, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Arizona travel guide

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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.
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