11 days in Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Newark



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.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Page is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Get outdoors at Mohave Point and Hermit Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Powell Point and Hermit Trail. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and get great views at Maricopa Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip


— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, admire the majestic nature at Jerome State Historic Park, explore the ancient world of Tuzigoot National Monument, steep yourself in history at Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, then admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hillside Letter C. Keep things going the next day: trek along Fay Canyon Trail, then hike along Doe Mountain Trail, then look for gifts at The Sedona Fudge Company, and finally explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips


— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cholla Trail, then trek along Tom's Thumb Trailhead, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lookout Mountain Preserve, then take in the awesome beauty at Piestewa Peak, and then steep yourself in history at Rosson House Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in January, with highs in Phoenix at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 3 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine Cathedral, steep yourself in history at A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), and then take in breathtaking views at Madera Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, examine the collection at Franklin Auto Museum, then explore the world behind art at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Catalina State Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Tucson day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Phoenix in January since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 41°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Arizona travel guide

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.