11 days in Arizona & Zion National Park Itinerary

11 days in Arizona & Zion National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
Fly to New Orleans, Train to Lafayette

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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and then examine the collection at Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society. Keep things going the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix travel planning site.

Lafayette to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lafayette in October, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 91°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Village Gallery of Local Artists. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see Off-Road Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and finally view the masterpieces at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sedona travel route planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, Sedona is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 11th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Page travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Page at 73°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or drive. Traveling from Page in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 36°F in Zion National Park. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.