9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  7​h
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
Flagstaff
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Newark

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day
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix online attractions planner .

Newark to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 106°F by day to 85°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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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 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Page travel route planning tool .

Fly from Phoenix to Page in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in Page at 93°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get great views at Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace and then hike along Rim Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (80°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then look for gifts at The Hike House. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Out of Africa Wildlife Park and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona travel planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 90°F and lows about 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
Flagstaff

Flagstaff
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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Sedona to Flagstaff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sedona in August, expect Flagstaff to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

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