10 days in Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 1 night
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Yuma
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
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 5th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), see Off-Road Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 10th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Phoenix travel planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, expect Phoenix to be warmer, temps between 106°F and 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, then watch a film at Fox Theater, and finally take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tucson trip maker.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Tucson reach 97°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yuma.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Yuma

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Martha's Gardens Medjool Date Farm, appreciate the history behind Robert G. Fowler Statue, then explore the galleries of Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, and finally walk around Gateway Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arizona Historical Society Sanguinetti House Museum & Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, then examine the collection at Casa De Coronado Museum, and finally get outside with Telegraph Pass.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yuma trip planning website.

Getting from Tucson to Yuma by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. In July, Yuma is somewhat warmer than Tucson - with highs of 107°F and lows of 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Yuma

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses