22 days in Arizona Itinerary

22 days in Arizona Itinerary

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22 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  16​h 45​min
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Page
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Tucson
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Cardiff

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Family-friendly places like Slide Rock State Park and Out of Africa Wildlife Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Heritage Park Zoo (in Prescott) and V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, stop by Trailhead Tea, admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary builder app .

Cardiff, UK to Sedona is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in August, expect nights in Sedona to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Out of Africa Wildlife Park, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Heritage Park Zoo
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Out of Africa Wildlife Park ©
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park

1
night
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, then don't miss a visit to Wild West Junction, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grand Canyon Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Williams trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, Williams is little chillier than Sedona - with highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Breweries
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Wild West Junction ©
Wild West Junction
Grand Canyon Brewing Company ©
Grand Canyon Brewing Company

7
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get great views at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Page tour planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, Page is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Page

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

5
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory and Reid Park Zoo. Take a break from Tucson with a short trip to Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Picacho, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and find something for the whole family at Old Tucson.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tucson trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Page to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Tucson sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Old Tucson ©
Old Tucson

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly Wonderland and then find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale day trip planner .

Getting from Tucson to Scottsdale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tucson in September; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 44°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park ©

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