10 days in Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Cottonwood
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Cottonwood
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Train to Williams, AR, Drive to Prescott
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Prescott
— 3 nights
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Cottonwood

— 4 nights

Heart of the Verde Valley

Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
Get outdoors at Rock Art Canyon Ranch and Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tuzigoot National Monument and Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars, join in the after-dark buzz at Passion Cellars, get a taste of the local shopping with Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cottonwood trip website.

Detroit to Cottonwood is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Cottonwood. While traveling from Detroit, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cottonwood, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cottonwood to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Cottonwood, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Prescott

— 3 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Smoki Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Prescott National Forest and then contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prescott road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 5 hours. In March, Prescott is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 35°F. You will leave for home on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.