10 days in Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Arizona Itinerary

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10 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Memphis

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Taliesin West has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Taliesin West and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Scottsdale trip itinerary builder website .

Memphis to Scottsdale is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Scottsdale. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Memphis in May; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 93°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Montezuma Castle National Monument. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Montezuma Castle National Monument and then pick up some local products at Hauser and Hauser Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sedona online road trip planner .

Drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in May, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Camp Verde
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Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hope Arch as well as Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of White House Ruin. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Spider Rock and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chinle sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Chinle in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Hope Arch ©
Hope Arch

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