11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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11 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Bemidji
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Willcox
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bemidji

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then shop like a local with Superstition Ranch Market.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Scottsdale journey planner.

Bemidji to Scottsdale is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bemidji in January, things will get much warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix, Superstition Ranch Market
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Chiricahua National Monument to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Rocks, pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and then explore the activities along Cochise Lake.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Willcox trip maker .

Drive from Scottsdale to Willcox in 3 hours. In January, Willcox is a bit cooler than Scottsdale - with highs of 60°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, trek along Rim Trail, and steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Willcox to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Willcox in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 49°F, while nights are colder with lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 41°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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