10 days in Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Prescott
— 1 night
Drive
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Jerome
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Tempe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain and then steep yourself in history at Goldfield Ghost Town.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix route planner.

Minneapolis to Phoenix is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, expect nights in Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, around 85°F, while days are much hotter, around 106°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Prescott.

Things to do in Phoenix

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Prescott

Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Whiskey Row, then get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prescott trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Prescott takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: highs in Prescott hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Jerome.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Jerome

Jerome is a town in the Black Hills of Yavapai County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stop by Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes and then join in the after-dark buzz at Passion Cellars.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jerome day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Jerome takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Jerome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Jerome

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Jerome to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jerome in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at The Sedona Fudge Company and then browse the different shops at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip planning tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Sedona reach 92°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tempe.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Spas · Shopping

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Tempe

Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale and then don't miss a visit to Mill Avenue District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield Ghost Town, and then look for gifts at Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tempe sightseeing app.

Drive from Sedona to Tempe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and tram. In July, Tempe is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 106°F and lows of 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tempe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Phoenix

Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Cerreta Candy Co. and then examine the collection at Heard Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix planner.

Phoenix is just a short distance from Tempe. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Shopping

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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.