11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona attractions planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Train to Williams, AR, Drive to Prescott
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Prescott
— 1 night
Drive
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tucson
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Newark

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Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 15th (Fri), trek along West Fork Oak Creek Trail.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona travel route planning website.

New York City to Sedona is an approximately 38-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 54°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon South Rim. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hermit's Rest and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation app.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in January, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prescott

— 1 night
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, then take in the exciting artwork at Newman Gallery, then take in the pleasant sights at Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Prescott driving holiday planning website.

Do a combination of train and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: high temperatures in Prescott hover around 54°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Tombstone

— 2 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Tombstone Epitaph and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kartchner Caverns State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, then examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and then steep yourself in history at Allen Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tombstone tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Tombstone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prescott in January: high temperatures in Tombstone hover around 60°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Tucson

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, then explore the world behind art at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum, then learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tombstone to Tucson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Tucson sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F at night. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.