9 days in Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Arizona Itinerary

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9 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  10​h
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Page trip builder site .

Boston to Page is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. December in Page sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

3
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 25th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, then admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona online day trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 54°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Desert Botanical Garden and then make a trip to On The Edge Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Scottsdale trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in December: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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